The Estevan United Way announced a new president would be helming the role starting in 2023.

Michelle Beaulieu replaced Robert Godfrey, who had been the president over a one-year term.

Beaulieu was inducted into the role back in March, and she says she has plenty of experience with the United Way and the community.

"I've been on the United Way Board since 2021 and I was just a board member there until I took on the presidency. It was a little bit expedited because we had a bit of movement in the board and then prior to that I was on a couple of boards here in town that were just for various organizations. I'm pretty involved in the community in other ways as well."

Beaulieu is hoping that this year more people become aware of United Way Estevan and just what they do.

"The one thing I'd like to do is get our name a little bit more out there and have people know what we do and all the money raised stays within Estevan and the area and directly benefits those in Estevan who use the services we provide money to."

She'll be a part of the two major events this year for the United Way, with the organization also making appearances through the years.

"We just have the two major events, the Day of Caring and then the Telethon. We don't do too much other than that, other than being present at events that our member agencies put on and I know our board members go to Hillcrest School and serve breakfast there. We are putting a float in the parade this year, so we're quite excited about that." 

Beaulieu says that she hopes they're able to get to their fundraising goal.

"It's a great honor to be the president of the United Way this year. It's a great group of people and it's a great organization that raises money for great causes. I'm really excited to see where this year takes us and hopefully, we can make our goal of $343,064."