Board Of Directors

Friendship Centers of Emmet County is governed by the Board of Directors.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County is governed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of 7-13 volunteer members who bring a variety of expertise, talents and experience. The Board of Directors meets monthly and meetings are open to the public.

Terri Winegarden


Mary Clinton


Bill Wyman


Brent Biebuyck


Tom Kilpatrick

Frank Tarquini

Scheduled Board Meetings

Friendship Centers of Emmet County is looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors. To request more information or to receive an application packet, please contact Denneen Smith, Executive Director, by calling (231) 347-3211 or via email at [email protected].


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    Note from the Director

    August 9, 2022

    Dear Friends:

    I hope this correspondence finds you healthy and happy! I just want to remind our clients that the world that we currently live in remains a bit unstable due to the effects of COVID-19 and Friendship Centers is no exception. We remain dedicated to providing the same quality of service that we always have. Please understand that there will undoubtedly continue to be times when we provide a substitute or must cancel service altogether. We are doing our best to balance it all; the best interest of seniors, supply chain issues, staffing challenges, and illness due to COVID. While COVID is surging in our area, the vaccine seems to be helping keep the severity of the illness minimized. We appreciate your understanding and expect that you will respond with the kindness and compassion that you always have shown to staff.

    Kind regards, Denneen Smith Executive Director

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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County has two locations in Emmet County – Petoskey and Brutus – where various events are held daily.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

      • Hours:
      • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
      • 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770
      • (231) 347-3211
      • Fax: (231) 347-3795

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

      • Hours:
      • Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      • 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI
      • (231) 529-8803 (Send mail to Petoskey office.)