Marilyn Sneed has been named interim director of the Alma Area Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Ed Thicksten, board president, at the chamber’s monthly meeting at D’s Restaurant.

“We have been blessed by Marilyn Sneed’s agreeing to step up,” Thicksten said. “The chamber board and members appreciate what she is doing.”

Sneed will replace Bryan Huff, who has been named branch manager of United Federal Credit Union in Alma.

In February, Sneed was recognized as the community leader of the year at the awards dinner at the Alma High School cafeteria.

Sneed, a certified health coach, works hard to improve the quality of life in Alma, Huff at the banquet.

“As the director of the Alma Farmers Market, she gives local farmers and crafters a place to sell their goods,” Huff said. “In turn, this gives the residents of Alma a place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables so they can live a healthier lifestyle.”

Sneed, who works at Coleman Pharmacy of Alma, also gives nutrition classes at the library and at Fitness Warehouse.

“Her passions of fresh, healthy foods and a healthier community culminated with the creation of her own small business, Better Day Farms,” Huff said. “Recently, Marilyn has begun working with the Crawford County Genealogical Society to help them digitize some of their photographs and books so that future generations will be able to easily access the history of our community.”