On Hand Would Like to Welcome our Newest Face, Sarah DeHaai

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Sarah DeHaai is the newest face to the On Hand Development Corporation Board Of Directors. Sarah was selected by the On Hand Board at the most recent board meeting on Wednesday, February 12. Sarah is taking the seat of Pete DeGeest who served on the board for the past nine years.

SaraThe On Hand Board of Directors selected Sarah because of her involvement in the Miller community, her energy, and her passion for the future of Miller. Sarah is the Director of Patient Care for Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital. Community Involvement is very important to Sarah, and she is currently on the Swim Team board, a Deacon at the Presbyterian Church, Junior Youth Leader, 4 H Leader, and serves as a Nurse on the ambulance crew. Sarah and her husband Lance, have four children; Schelbie, Aubrey, Tanner and Bennett. When Sarah isn’t working or volunteering her time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

On Hand Development was created in 1987 by a group of citizens to help keep the Hand County area vital and growing. We have been "on hand" and working toward that goal. The mission of On Hand Development Corporation is to maintain and assist in the expansion of existing businesses and support the growth of new businesses while striving to improve the economy of the Miller area.

The On Hand Board consist of 11 board members throughout the county. Those board members include: Cooper Bebo (Professional) , Natalie Bertsch (C&C membership) , Brian Bonebright (C&C Membership), Bryan Breitling (Governmental) , Sarah DeHaii (Professional) , Tiffany Hofer (Professional), Brian Jones (C&C Membership), Mike Mentzer (Finance), Laine Warkenthien (Finance), Luke Wernsmann (Governmental), and Joe Zeller (Governmental) . According to the On Hand By-Laws, the board must consist of: six at large directors, two finance directors, and three governmental directors. Three of the professional directors are voted on at the Miller Civic and Commerce and On Hand Development Annual Meeting. The remaining Professional spots are selected within the Board of Directors. The Governmental spots are to be filled within the Miller City Council, The Hand County Commissioners, and the Miller School Board. The positions are selected by those respective organizations’ governing bodies appointed to the board. The On Hand Board meets monthly and has a number of other committees that meet when needed.

Have you ever thought about sitting on the On Hand Development Corporation Board? Talk to Kecia Beranek for more information on all of the projects that On Hand is currently working on.

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