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Board Election 2022

This year’s Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce Board voting will be online only. There are four candidates running for four open positions. Voting will take place until March 31, 2022.

Voting can be done below. Thanks for everyone’s time and participation!

Shellee Monier

Seeking Re-Election

Shellee was born and raised here in Princeton. Her and her husband Steve have 6 sons and 12 grandchildren. Shellee stays busy with the family farm as well as her store, Meadows. And if all of this weren’t enough, her involvement within the community is extensive and has included church board President, school board member, Superintendent of the Bureau County Fair, 4-H involvement, member of the Bureau County Cattlemen, serving 4th year on the Bureau County Homestead Steering Committee, Chamber Board of Directors for 3 years as well as a committee member for the new Home for the Holidays Christmas Light event at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. She has recently become a member of the Princeton Rotary Club and is one of the first members of the Barn Quilt Team.

Dana Piacenti

Nominee

Dana Piacenti has been a resident of the Princeton community her entire life. She lives in Tiskilwa, IL, with her husband Jeremy and two sons, Brady and Brenden. Dana is starting her 6th year as a Princeton Chamber Ambassador and has loved every opportunity and adventure it’s taken her on. Dana works at the Ace Hardware Retail Support Center, who shares in the same mission of giving back to local communities.

Trisha Schafer

Nominee

Trisha Schafer has been a proud Princeton resident for over 20 years. While working in native Nebraska as a cosmetology business owner, Trisha devoted much of her time to volunteering for various community causes. Since moving to Princeton, she has lent her many talents to Princeton Junior Woman’s Club, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, McGruff Safe Houses, The Princeton Closet, Bureau County Fair, Bureau County State’s Attorney Victim-Witness Board, Princeton Rotary, and Princeton Chamber Ambassadors. For the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Trisha was honored to serve on the International Board of Directors for a decade, helping to advance the Federation’s goals and signature programming.

Trisha has worked at Freedom House – a non-profit agency that provides free services to domestic and sexual violence victims in five counties – for the past seven years, and is currently Manager of Outreach and Facilities. She began there as the volunteer coordinator, recruiting, training, and leading hundreds of volunteers. In her current position, Trisha is responsible for the agency’s community outreach and fundraising efforts, overseeing its two Princeton facilities and satellite offices in Henry County. Part of a five-member management team, her job involves public speaking and media engagements on the agency’s behalf as well as directing its key fundraising events.

Throughout her professional and volunteer career, Trisha has enjoyed organizing people to help fulfill a mission and celebrating their accomplishments. She is passionate about bringing forth the vast potential of people who wish to do good for society.

Dave Shouse

Seeking Re-Election

Dave lived in Princeton, Illinois for 17 years prior to moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his 28 ½ years in Chattanooga, he worked as a trainer in the continuing education area of Chattanooga State Technical Community College teaching supervisory and management training, inventory and quality management skills and principles. He finished his working career with 22 ½ years with a large manufacturing company, serving as Vice President of employee and organizational development. Dave has an executive MBA from Bethel University. Upon retiring in 2018, Dave returned to Princeton to be closer to his children and grandchildren, and to enjoy the community he has loved for so long. Dave strongly believes in the Chamber’s mission and would love to serve another 3 years as a Chamber Board Member.