Andrew Gaydosh recently sat down with Lakengren Board President Jimmy Gambrell. In this three part series, you’ll get to know Jimmy better, hear about the top items facing the board today, and finally get answers to some of the questions Andrew gets asked most often.
Meet Jimmy Gambrell. Jimmy lives in Lakengren with his wife, Mindy, and two kids, Paisley, 4, and Tucker, 2. He is also our current LPOA Board President. Jimmy decided to run for the Board of Trustees after attending some board meetings and feeling as though the younger generation wasn’t well represented on the board. He has now been on the board for 6 years which is the max number of years for someone to be on the board without taking a break. So at the end of this year, he will have to come off the board for at least a year.
Jimmy grew up in the area and attended Preble Shawnee schools. He knows the area well and will tell you that the best thing about Lakengren is the amazing people that live here. He says that he has been fortunate to get to know so many new people through his position on the board.
Outside of his role on the board, the one thing he would most like to see change in Lakengren is an increase in volunteers. He referenced how in 2018 we have been able to achieve so much through volunteer help: the dragons were saved, and currently, a group of volunteers are fixing up the playground equipment throughout Lakengren. Jimmy said “all it takes is one person who is willing to step up and lead the charge.”