NAHC Honors Its Outgoing Chair with the Jerry Voorhis Award

NAHC Member Services Committee Chair Linda Brockway presented the Jerry Voorhis Award to retiring NAHC Chairman Ralph J. Marcus for his 30-year dedication and commitment to the cooperative housing movement. As a child, Marcus and his family lived in a cooperative community. As an adult, he is president and CEO of Marcus Management, Inc., a Michigan-based property management company, specializing in cooperative housing and condominium association management in and around the greater Detroit area.

Marcus, a cooperative advocate, was instrumental, and the driving force, in affecting state legislation and in writing regulations during 1993 that made it possible for cooperative housing corporations to qualify as homeowners under Michigan’s Homestead Act. He also provides training at the annual conferences of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC) and NAHC. Additionally, he serves on the RCM Board of Governors, co-chair of NAHC’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the finance committees.

Marcus, who holds a bachelor of science degree from the College of Business from Michigan State University, is vice-chairman of the Board of Volunteers of America, Michigan.

The Jerry Voorhis Award recognizes significant leadership in both theory and practices. NAHC’s board created this lifetime achievement award in memory of its namesake. As president of the Cooperative League of the USA, Voorhis was a NAHC founder and a California congressman and author of books on cooperation. A man of integrity, Voorhis believed in and did his best to teach, apply and widen the use of basic cooperative principles.

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NAHC Honors Its Outgoing Chair with the Jerry Voorhis Award

NAHC Member Services Committee Chair Linda Brockway presented the Jerry Voorhis Award to retiring NAHC Chairman Ralph J. Marcus for his 30-year dedication and commitment to the cooperative housing movement. As a child, Marcus and his family lived in a cooperative community. As an adult, he is president and CEO of Marcus Management, Inc., a Michigan-based property management company, specializing in cooperative housing and condominium association management in and around the greater Detroit area.

Marcus, a cooperative advocate, was instrumental, and the driving force, in affecting state legislation and in writing regulations during 1993 that made it possible for cooperative housing corporations to qualify as homeowners under Michigan’s Homestead Act. He also provides training at the annual conferences of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC) and NAHC. Additionally, he serves on the RCM Board of Governors, co-chair of NAHC’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the finance committees.

Marcus, who holds a bachelor of science degree from the College of Business from Michigan State University, is vice-chairman of the Board of Volunteers of America, Michigan.

The Jerry Voorhis Award recognizes significant leadership in both theory and practices. NAHC’s board created this lifetime achievement award in memory of its namesake. As president of the Cooperative League of the USA, Voorhis was a NAHC founder and a California congressman and author of books on cooperation. A man of integrity, Voorhis believed in and did his best to teach, apply and widen the use of basic cooperative principles.

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