Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Boyne Chamber hires Kim Akin as new executive director

Kim Akin
Kimberly Akin will start her new position as the Boyne Area Chamber's Executive Director on Monday, December 17th. Kim has served as the Executive Director of the Houghton Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for the past four years.
John Cool, the Boyne Chamber's incoming Board President for 2019, commented:  "We had many qualified applicants for this position, and after two rounds of interviews, Kim was our consensus choice. We're confident that she will do a great job and we're excited to welcome her to the Boyne community," Cool said.
Boyne Chamber members can meet Kim at the chamber's Business After Hours next Thursday, December 13th. That event will be held at North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate, 104 S. Lake Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kim Akin was highly involved in her community in the Houghton Lake area. She served as the Chair of the Roscommon Township and Denton Township Planning Commissions, while consulting in both townships' zoning departments. Prior to entering the Chamber world she was the Zoning Administrator at Denton Township and an elected Roscommon County Road Commissioner. Over the years, Kim has been an active Rotarian and Lions Club member as well as serving on various committees and volunteering whenever possible.
Kim enjoys spending her free time with her two children and family, boating, camping, reading, volunteering in her community and shopping. Her daughter Taylar Akin is the executive director of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kim is an advocate for business and Northern Michigan communities and is thrilled to begin her new venture in Boyne. "I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life. I am looking forward to learning about the Boyne area, meeting community members, and working to help in any way I can."
Akin will be replacing Ashley Cousens, who has accepted a position as Communications Specialist for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Kim and Ashley will work together during the week of December 17th, and Ashley's final day will be Friday, December 21st.