Hingham Maritime Center’s Board of Trustees recently announced that long time board member Nancy Clapp Kerber has been chosen to serve as President of the Board. Kerber succeeds Rick Pedone, who joins Peter Dolphin as co-chair of HMC’s Capital Campaign.
Kerber, a registered architect, has managed her own residential architecture firm for about 20 years. A lifelong South Shore resident, she has been actively involved at HMC for many years. She comes from a well-known “rowing family”, and is among the original group of adult women rowing at Hingham Maritime. This group of women qualified for and competed at the Head of the Charles last fall, a first for the HMC adult rowing program.
She is excited to be serving as president during this next phase of HMC’s development. In addition to her dedication to HMC, she said “it makes sense for me as an architect to be president during this next phase, because I can help manage the process of the permitting and design of a waterfront facility.”
The most exciting thing about the project to Kerber is “being able to expand opportunities for people in the area to get out on the water. More access to the waterfront is the key.”
Hingham Maritime will be inviting the community to visit many times over the next few years, beginning with a free “Learn to Row” day on June 3, followed by a Party on the Wharf on June 10.
“HMC is fortunate that Nancy has stepped forward and agreed to serve as HMC’s new president. As a long-time board member, a trained architect and an experienced rower, she has exactly the right skills and talents to lead HMC through the upcoming development. I am looking forward to my new role as co-chair of the capital campaign.”
“As co-chair of the capital campaign I will be reaching out to many in the community for assistance to raise the funds needed to build the new boathouse.”
“Since 1971, HMC has drawn upon the considerable talents and energy that exist within the Hingham community. Our volunteers and leaders come from diverse backgrounds, but we all share one thing in common: a dedication to community boating and to getting people, especially Hingham children, on the harbor in a safe, accessible and fun way.
“Over the next six months we will be expanding our board and committees. We are interested in hearing from people who share this same vision. This is especially true with our big development project now taking shape. We urge people to get in touch if they’d like to take part. This truly is a community resource and there is a ‘job’ for everyone at the Maritime Center.”