Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NWLS Board Member Pat Mickel an "Everyday Hero"

NWLS Board member Pat Mickel was chosen as the "Everyday Hero" in the Summer edition of "News & Views," a publication from the Housing Authority of the City of Erie.

Pat was honored for her many contributions to the Erie community, including her work as president and co-founder of the Erie Tenant Council, a city-wide organization that advocates on behalf of residents in more than 2,100 Erie Housing Authority units. She is also a member of the Section 8 self-sufficiency committee, and she helps out at the food pantry at the John Horan Garden Apartments.

At Northwestern Legal Services, Pat has served on the board of directors for more than 15 years, and she is currently the Lay Vice-President. She has also been very active in the Erie County Clients' Council, and the Clients' Council of Pennsylvania, advocacy groups that work with NWLS and other legal services programs in the state.