The Van Wert County Foundation’s Board of Trustees honored a retiring long-time trustee and selected a new board member at their December 2019 meeting.

Mike Zedaker retired from the Board of Trustees. Mr. Zedaker was elected to the board in 1986, served as a member of the board for 33 years. “We are grateful for his commitment to The Foundation and to our community. During his time on the board, Mike oversaw various committees – notably the Investment Committee, and served as President of the Board from 1997-1999, shared Seth Baker, VWCF Executive Secretary.

The newly-elected trustee, Tom Turnwald, is the owner of National Door & Trim, Inc. and Teem Wholesale, Inc. and a partner in the Landing at Dickinson Farms subdivision. He and his wife, Michelle,  have three adult children. He is a board member of the Business Development Corp., Van Wert Federal Bank, and Van Wert Health.  Tom enjoys many outdoor recreational activities and spending time at the lake. He and his wife are committed to helping to make Van Wert a community where young adults want to return after graduation to work and raise a family.

“We are excited to install Tom as trustee. He is a great fit for our organization and to help carry out the vision of creating a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community. I look forward to working with him on committees and upcoming projects”, stated Andy Czajkowski, Board President. 

Board of Trustee members for 2020 listed below:

  • Andy Czajkowski, President
  • Chuck Koch, Vice President
  • Gary Clay, Secretary
  • Tom Burenga
  • Larry Greve
  • Cindy Hurless
  • Bruce Kennedy
  • Thad Lichtensteiger
  • Randy Myers
  • Bill Purmort
  • Brian Renner
  • Gary Taylor
  • Tom Turnwald
  • Mark White
  • Eva Yarger