Linda Lawther
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA 

Photo-Lawther, Linda 2021

Linda Lawther, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, was elected for a three-year term to the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees. The election by the Kiwanis International Council was June 26, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

“I hope to bring my perspective and experience to the board-level discussions, with a view on the changes needed at the higher levels of our organization,” Linda said of her plans for her trustee role.

She is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bellville Area, has served as club president and secretary. She has been a Kiwanis member for 23 years. At the district level she has been governor, lieutenant governor and membership chair. She has also served as district education director.

She has also served Kiwanis International as a regional chair of The Formula and as a post-Formula growth chair. She is a Life Member, a designation gifted by several of the districts she counseled. Linda holds a Walter Zeller Fellowship and a George F. Hixson Fellowship and has been awarded numerous Michigan District honors at the highest levels.

Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Spring Arbor University and a master’s degree in leadership from Bellevue University. She is president and CEO of the Michigan Center for Assisted Living (a division of the Health Care Association of Michigan). She is a member of the Church of Christ.

“With more than 30 years of leadership development and membership support of assisted living communities, I have very strong experience in mentoring, training and elevating staff in the long-term care field,” Linda said. “In 1998 I was invited to join Kiwanis as a business networking opportunity. It did not take long for it to become so much more to me. With an interest in developing Aktion Clubs, it matched my career. I am committed to mentoring others in leadership and in service.”

Linda’s husband, Jeffrey, is also a member of the Ypsilanti and Bellville Area clubs and has also served as a club leader and youth program advisor.

The couple has two married children and four grandchildren. Linda enjoys spending time with family, as well as music, travel, walking and hiking, and speaking on and teaching numerous topics

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