Eunice Kuhn, of Grand Forks, has been appointed to a two-year term on the AARP North Dakota Executive Council.
Members of the Executive Council work with AARP staff and other volunteers to provide ongoing strategic direction for state activities in support of AARP priority issues. Council members may be reappointed twice to two-year terms.
Kuhn is a volunteer for the American Association of Retired Persons “Fraud Fighter” program, leading fraud prevention classes in Grand Forks and the region. She has been an AARP community volunteer, assisting at AARP-sponsored events in Grand Forks.
“We are super excited to have Eunice on board with us,” said Josh Askvig, state director for AARP in North Dakota. “She is very well-connected in the community and well-versed in our work. Her husband, Pete (Kuhn), also runs our AARP driver safety program in North Dakota.”
Eunice Kuhn is active in other organizations, serving for several years on various boards including the Countrywide Neighborhood Board and the Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation Board. She has served as secretary of the UND Athletics Booster Board since 2004.
A native of Minto, N.D., Kuhn earned a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in art and a minor in English from UND. Over a 33-year career, she taught in public schools in Kokomo, Ind., Sioux Falls, S.D., and East Grand Forks.
She retired in 1999 and continues to exhibit her paintings in solo and group exhibitions.
Appointment to the council is determined by the council president in consultation with the state director, Askvig said.
Other Executive Council members are Kathi Schwan, West Fargo, Dianne Billey, Ellendale, Dr. Michael Warner, Fargo, Ellen Schafer, Bismarck, and Cindy Yale, Burlington.
The AARP organization has 86,000 members in North Dakota.