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GMHS welcomes Mayhood as new board president

The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society recently welcomed Clay Mayhood as the new president of the GMHS Board of Directors. Mayhood has been on the board for the past year and a half since he was asked to become a member at the end of 2022.

“I did without hesitation,” he said.

Mayhood became involved with GMHS after marrying his wife, Madeline. She once served the board as secretary, and her mother was also very active with the shelter. Mayhood said his wife’s work “really strengthened the organization.”Last fall, Mayhood was asked to be the next board president and began leading the strategic plan for GMHS, which includes transitioning the shelter into an animal welfare campus.

The goal of the campus is to “provide a greater number of services to the region” and “enhance the human-animal bond,” said Mayhood.

The campus will include the Dean and Cam Williams Education and Community Center, which will be a newly attached wing to the shelter. The plan for the wing is to hold e...

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