December 3, 2018


I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as President of this wonderful association of ours this year. If I had to sum up this year in one phrase it would be, “2018: The year of transition and new opportunities!”

Earlier this year we saw the retirement of Executive Director Maurine Holle. She served us well and will surely be missed. We also saw our Services Director Michelle Hoover move into a new direction. She is a great lady and always served with professionalism and distinction. Thankfully, we have been blessed with our new team consisting of Executive Director Beth Johnson and Services Director Lyndsi Isajczuk. We are very excited about what they have accomplished since they’ve been in their roles. I want to thank both of them for their service and eagerly look forward to what they have in store for the association in the coming year.

Over this year we have implemented the updated website and I hope everyone is finding the new layout to be user friendly. We will be making update announcements soon. We have also seen a significant increase in membership and are looking forward to seeing continued growth!

As the year ends, I hope all of you can reflect back on 2018 with satisfaction of meeting your personal goals. The economy is strong, membership is up, and our association is in good hands. I feel good handing over the leadership of the HBA to Tyler Kees, your 2019 President. He will serve us all well.

Merry Christmas to all!


Best regards,
Barclay Allen
HBA President

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