Meet the RAHS Board of Directors, proudly serving three year terms of leadership in Rockford
Kathy Ehlers, Board Chair
Kathy Ehlers discusses what led her to the RAHS- "A walk on the worn stairway of our nation’s capital in my college years, along with an interest in architecture (from Victorian to Frank Lloyd Wright), sparked my love of history. There are always stories to tell. I have lived in Rockford for over 18 years and have worked at Rockford Area Schools for almost as long. By joining RAHS, I am learning of our many local stories and hope to help share them with area residents."
Steve Huston, Past Chair
Steve is the President of Bankwest, a family-owned company with branches in Rockford, Hanover, and Buffalo. He also donates time to the STRIVE program as a high school mentor, the Big Brother/Big Sister program, and serves as a church elder.
Bonnie Maue, Treasurer
Bonnie began her tenure with the RAHS as a charter member in 1986 and continues to donate many hours each week to the AFS House. She currently serves as Treasurer for the organization and is also active in the North Hennepin Pioneer Society.
Michelle Bartlett, Trustee
You probably know Michelle already as the person who decorates the Stork House for Christmas every year. Her dedication is wonderful!
James Eldien, Trustee
A Rockford resident since 2014, James joined the RAHS Board January 2019. "We have a great community in the Rockford area with great social events, volunteer opportunities and a spirit of giving which is a rich part of Rockford's history."
Tom Lemmage, Trustee
With family ties to Rockford for over 100 years, Tom actively collects anything that documents the City's history and that of the surrounding area. He is newly elected to the Board of Trustees, and his expansive knowledge of the City of Rockford and its history will prove invaluable.
Annette has been in the area for 20 years and has served in many positions with various nonprofits. Her local passion is the development and implementation of Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day. Annette is a watercolor artist, enjoys gardening, travel and coffee with friends.