DeKalb County Community Foundation elects new board leadership

Joseph Mitchell, Christine Johnson and Roger Maas elected to new board leadership roles

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation has new leadership on its Board of Directors.

New leaders are elected annually for the president, vice president and treasurer roles, according to a news release. During the January meeting, the foundation welcomed G. Joseph Mitchell of DeKalb as board president, Christine Johnson of Shabbona as vice president, and Roger Maas of DeKalb as treasurer. Dan Templin continues to fill the secretary position while in his role as executive director of the foundation.

“We are grateful to our past leadership and for the many hours they put forth caring for the community in their role,” Templin said in a news release. “Thank you to past president Micki Chulick, vice president Tim Suter, and treasurer Christine Johnson.”

The Board of Directors are selected from representatives throughout the county who govern the Community Foundation as thoughtful contributors and connectors to its mission. Board members serve a term of three years and may be renewed for an additional two terms. The board sets policy, formulates strategic priorities, and determines the use of grantmaking and other foundation resources.

Serving the community since 1993, the DCCF is a nonprofit foundation that enhances the quality of life in DeKalb County, through endowments and donor services, stewardship, grantmaking and community initiatives. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, community development, environment and animal welfare, education, health and human services, and nonprofit capacity building. Today, the foundation manages more than 380 charitable funds established by generous donors that, collectively, provide great support to address needs and opportunities throughout the county, both for today and in the future.

See a full listing of the Foundation’s Board of Directors at For questions or more information about how to get involved with the work of the foundation, contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or