The Doty Island Development Council (DIDC) celebrated 25 years of building relationships and a stronger community at its annual meeting. The DIDC was established in 1992 to represent the businesses and residents of the 1.1 square mile island with a population of nearly 4,000 located partially in Neenah and partially in Menasha. The group’s motto “two cities, one community” reflects the camaraderie, sense of ownership, and pride that people who live on the island feel about their neighborhood.
One of the agenda items during the annual meeting is have the attendees of the annual dinner approve the slate of nominees for the 2018 Board Members. Per our by-laws, DIDC can have up to 15 board members. All board members must live on the island with the minimum term being one year. There is no cap on the number of terms a Board Member may serve. Here are the official 2018 Board Members are (alphabetical order). Please note, officer positions will be determined at the December 14th meeting (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer).
Bill Banti - Neenah
Ayanda Crispin - Menasha
Dan Dubnicka - Menasha (NOT PICTURED IN THE PHOTO)
Scott Francis - Menasha
Arleigh Hubbard - Neenah
Chris Jones / Yuyun Sejati - Neenah
Ron Klatt - Neenah
Cari Lendrum - Neenah
Ann Oliver Lepore - Menasha
Michele Lynn - Neenah
Dave Magruder - Neenah
Don Merkes - Menasha
Jacy Park - Neenah
Kathy Peterson - Neenah
Anna Zoltowski - Menasha
At the annual dinner, the DIDC presented two awards:
AWARD #1: VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue with the Volunteers of the Year Award. Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue Local 275 not only provides nearly 15 gallons of chili for the Winter Gala for the past several years, they also were chef’s at the annual picnic. Local 275 supports numerous charitable causes in the two communities including the backdraft bike tour and annual Santa Float donating over $100,000 since 2003.
AWARD #2: MIKE MCKINNON UNSUNG HERO AWARD
The Mike McKinnon Unsung Hero Award was presented to DIDC President, Jacy Park. The Unsung Hero Award exemplifies selfless volunteers in the community who ask for no recognition for their efforts. Jacy has lead Doty Island Development Council’s increased activities, fundraisers, and membership during her term as president. Jacy also volunteers throughout the community and the Oshkosh Safety Council.
The Doty Island Development Council is a membership organization of residents, businesses, and
supporters of the Doty Island neighborhood with nearly 200 members. You can find out more about the Doty Island lifestyle and membership opportunities at www.DotyIsland.org