LEWISTON, Idaho – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Charlette Kremer to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Kremer is director of the Lewis-Clark Service Corps at Lewis-Clark State College.
She has been with the Service Corps at LCSC for nine years, placing AmeriCorps volunteers with community based programs that helped students throughout Idaho who were struggling with school. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a communications degree and earned a master’s degree in adult and organizational learning and leadership from the University of Idaho.
Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.
Idaho currently ranks third in the nation for volunteerism, with more than 425,000 people volunteering their time.
“Charlette has shown a clear dedication to helping those around her and has managed to turn service into a career,” Serve Idaho Program Manager Renee Bade said. “We know the energy and ideas she will bring to Serve Idaho will help us reach even more people in our great state.”
Kathy Martin, LCSC Dean for Community Programs and Governmental Relations, said Kremer is a natural fit for Serve Idaho.
“Charlette is perfect for this type of activity,” Martin said. “She observes what is going on in our community, gathers information from a variety of sources, and seeks input from others to help guide decisions. She will represent not only our region but the entire state very well. I’m very proud of her accomplishments.”
Kremer added that she looks forward to serving Idaho in her new role.
“It’s an honor to join a commission dedicated to promoting volunteerism in Idaho,” said Kremer. “I look forward to working with the Commission to ensure our citizens are provided with ample opportunities to serve.”