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Justin K. Faber

Justin K. Faber, from Deckerville, Michigan, USA was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 102nd International Convention, held in Milan, Italy, July 5 through July 9, 2019. He became a Lion in 2001 after joining the Ubly Lions Club. Director Faber was instrumental in changing his club from an all-male club to a diverse club that is the pillar of the district today.

He has held a number of offices within the association including MD GST Chairperson, MD Governmental Liaison Committee Chairperson and Council Chairperson. As the council Chairperson he navigated the political scene in the state of Michigan to revise an age-old law that abruptly disallowed Lions from collecting monies in the streets. This small act allows Lions to raise over one million dollars annually in the state. Director Faber was a presenter at the USA/Canada Leadership Forum as well as the Michigan Forum.

In recognition of his service, Director Faber has received several Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, an International President’s Leadership Award and an International President’s Award. He also was one of four district governors in CA1 to receive Dr. Yamada’s Dignity Award in both halves of the year.  Director Faber is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.

 

Director Faber started his first small business at the age of 19, Fabe’s Family Concessions. He also owns and operates two other small businesses, Ameriheat and Thumb Rentals. Director Faber enjoys every aspect of being a small business owner and the challenges that go with it. Director Faber joined the Michigan Army National Guard and served as a Military Policeman for eight years. After the attacks on the United States on 9/11 he was deployed to the Pentagon. He has been honored with several awards and commendations that include the 210th MP Battalion Soldier of the Year.

 

Director Faber graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University (CMU), Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was awarded a double major in Political Science and Nonprofit and Public Administration.  He also has a minor in Leadership. Director Faber also has earned certificates in: Civic Engagement, Public and Social Entrepreneurship, and International NonGovernmental (NGO) Administration.   He also earned a Masters in Public Administration in December, 2019.

 

In addition to his Lions activities, Director Faber serves on the board of United Healthcare Partners with its subsidiaries, Deckerville Community Hospital and Marlette Regional Hospital; he is also a member of the Thumb Veterans Organization, the Knights of Columbus, the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.  He is a member of the Sanilac County Veterans Board and has served as a Sanilac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as Chairperson. Director Faber previously served on the Sanilac County Board of Commissioners, two terms as Chairperson of the board.  Also, he is a board member and Vice-President of the Sanilac County Historical Museum.

 

Director Faber has a passion for history and collects historical artifacts. He also enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.