LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) announces two new members recently joined its volunteer Board of Directors. Captain Matthew Canfield of the Laconia Police Department and Laura Main of Laconia are the newest members of this governing board, a representative body of the communities and consumers served and the services offered by LRCS.
Captain Canfield is a career law enforcement officer in his 17th year with the Laconia Police Department having previously served in Meredith and Center Harbor. Canfield is a strong proponent of community policing and understands the importance of being involved and integrated into the community-at-large. "I am familiar with many of the programs and services offered by LRCS and look forward to becoming involved in leadership to gain a deeper understanding. I also look forward to bringing my experience and influence with the Laconia PD to the table. It is a great opportunity to build stronger community. I jumped at the chance to serve," stated Canfield.
As a recipient of services from the agency, Laura Main is familiar with LRCS from a consumer's point of view. A resident of Laconia, Main enjoys her work at Taylor Community in Laconia. She is very pleased to be a new member of the board. "I want to learn more and to help by giving back to LRCS," said Main.
LRCS Executive Director, Chris Santaniello commented "We welcome Matthew and Laura to the Board of Directors. They join a board whose members not only fulfill their governance role and obligations, but contribute their time, talents, knowledge and experience to advance our goals and mission, enriching all we do here at LRCS."
Lakes Region Community Services is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in the Lakes Region from birth through a lifespan.
LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. To learn more about the Lakes Region Community Services contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891 or visit www.lrcs.org.