Lake County Community Foundation announces new trustees
LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Community Foundation Board of Trustees announces new trustees, Richard Martin, Lake County sheriff, and Abbey Sisson, business owner and lifelong Lake County resident.
Born in Kalamazoo, Martin grew up in Otsego. Together, he and his wife, Dawn Martin, are the proud parents of five children. He has been in law enforcement for 20 years and a business owner for 24 years.
As Lake County sheriff, Martin hopes to see the community continue to come together for positive change. He values collaboration with local leaders, economic stakeholders and community innovators who work together to build ground-level community approaches and embrace diversity and equality.
Martin is a member of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association; West Shore Community College Law Enforcement Advisory Board; Chairman of the Lake County 911 Committee; School Safety Team, Baldwin Community Schools; Shrine of the Pines board member; Yates Dial – A – Ride board member; Sons of AMVETS member, Baldwin; VFW Post No. 3513 Auxiliary member; Michigan Department of Natural Resources snowmobile, off-road vehicle and marine safety instructor; U.S. Concealed Carry Association certified firearms instructor; Michigan Department of Transportation Traffic Incident Management Instructor; and Law enforcement training in West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium diversity Issues and community partnerships.
LCCF looks forward to Martin working with the Board of Trustees as they continue to focus on enhancing the quality of life of residents in Lake County through the building of community alliances that strength partnerships with donors and the community.
Abbey Sisson, owner at NA-TAH-KA Restaurant Bar and Grill, is a lifelong resident of Baldwin. She and her husband, John, are the proud parents of five children, which includes foster children. Sisson was born in Irons, and attended Baldwin and Manistee Central Catholic schools.
As owner of NA-TAH-KA, Restaurant Bar and Grill in Irons and Baldwin, Sisson and family have operated the restaurant, formerly known as NA-TAH-KA Tavern, since 1935 in a log building just across the road from the building now used in Irons. NA-TAH-KA South in Baldwin was opened in 2009 in what was formerly the Star Lake Inn.
LCCF is looking forward to Sisson serving as a trustee and working with citizens, elected officials, businesses and nonprofits on projects and issues of mutual concern. Over the years, trustees have participated on numerous committees dealing with grants, educational endeavors, arts and culture, parks and recreation, development and events. The board is looking forward to having Sisson participating and serving as a board member who will offer support for community programming events and missions.