Dave Badeaux was named executive director of Brainerd Community Action.

Badeaux, a lifelong resident of Brainerd, is extremely passionate about connecting the Brainerd community with the organization’s mission, community action officials said in a news release, and his extensive background in marketing and city government makes him a very well-rounded leader to bring the organization to the next level.

“We are thrilled to see what he brings” to the organization, Kim Rollins, 2020 board president said in a news release. “His enthusiasm and passion to continue with the mission of the BCA and show the community what this organization is about is incredible.”

Badeaux has jumped right in with planning the Fourth of July Festivities, Arts in the Park and more.

The board of directors also welcomes new board member Laura Dilley with Good Samaritan. Dilley joins current active board members consisting of Mike Bestul, Brainerd Police Department; Danielle Addison, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union; Henry Praska, Karma Race Management; Kim Rollins, United Way; Sarah Smith, Confidence Learning Center; and Kevin Stunek, city of Brainerd.

Badeaux is looking forward to working with the current leaders on the board of directors and the community.

For in-person contact, Badeaux can be found at the new Bremer Bank Nonprofit Center, 321 S. Seventh St., Suite 105, Brainerd.