Sequim Education Foundation president Jodi Olson announced today that director Albert Friess has retired from the board of directors of Sequim Education Foundation.
Friess has been a director since 2006 and is responsible for pioneering the foundation’s scholarship program as well as participating in SEF events such as the Film Festival and Exploring Engineering Day.
Al “Boss” Friess, a former mayor of Corning, N.Y., and international sales and marketing executive with Corning, Inc. retired to Sequim in 1999 with his wife, Virginia. He is active in the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club, a commissioner with Sunland Water District, a former member of the Corning School Board and a long-time supporter of the Sequim School District and Helen Haller Elementary School’s reading program.
“I plan to continue working with Citizens for Sequim Schools to get the current school levy passed,” Friess said, “and with the district’s elementary school reading program and Sequim Sunrise Rotary, of course.”
“I will be available to help SEF, as needed,” he added.
Olson said the foundation will be arranging a retirement party in September to honor Friess for his service.