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The Sunset Project Welcomes New Board Member Jackie Krawczak

Alpena, Michigan - December 2023

The Sunset Project is thrilled to announce Jackie Krawczak as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Jackie, the President of Jackie Krawczak, LLC, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of impactful leadership to The Sunset Project's growing board.

Jackie's career is marked by diverse leadership roles, including:

  • Serving as the President/CEO of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Culture and competency development work at Innova Tech Solutions

  • Columnist for the Alpena News

  • Participation on the Alpena Public School Board and

  • Current trustee for the Alpena Community College Foundation

While finding success in her career, Jackie personally connects with The Sunset Project’s work, having had her own decades-long struggle with mental health, including depression and an eating disorder. Jackie is dedicated to using her lived experience with personal mental health and extensive leadership roles to help others grow both personally and professionally.

Jackie holds a Master of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University in Organizational Communication and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Communication.

In 2018, Jackie was recognized by the Jaycee’s of Michigan as an Outstanding Young Michigander. She has also been recognized as Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Alpena, as a Michigan Chamber Professional by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals, and she was given a key to the City of Alpena for her leadership in 2021.

The Sunset Project is confident that Jackie's blend of professional expertise and personal experience will be invaluable in guiding our organization toward new heights. We are excited to see the impact of her contributions and are honored to welcome her to our team!

About The Sunset Project

The Sunset Project was founded in 2021 by three lifelong friends looking to make a difference in the community they grew up in. After losing their close friend, Sawyer Boyd, to suicide in 2016, the three were committed to creating lasting change in Northeast Michigan's creative and mental health spaces.

Currently operating in a seven-county service region (Alpena, Alcona, Presque Isle, Iosco, Oscoda, Montmorency, and Ogemaw Counties), The Sunset Project executes its three programs and their growing list of projects with the goal to drive its mission and the community forward.

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