The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri recently elected officers and new members from Northeast Missouri to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting.

Lydia Ahrens, of Hannibal, was elected vice chair. Ahrens is a community volunteer and previously served as secretary. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2013.

The Board of Directors also includes:

• Byron Webb of Palmyra, with The Webb Company

• Gordon Ipson of Hannibal, retired economic development director at Northeast Missouri Electric Power Coop

The Board of Directors also recognized and thanked two retiring board members for their service. William McCleery, Jr. of Quincy, IL retires after serving since 2008, including two years as board chair in 2016 and 2017. McCleery is a partner with Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell. Julie Bowen of Quincy, Ill., retires after serving on the board since 2013. Bowen is senior vice president & director of marketing at Mercantile Bank.