New Members Elected, Officers Chosen, Others Take Their Leave
Three new Board Members are now serving the VWC and have jumped right in to some challenging and exciting changes. New members include:
Barbara Hansen, long-term care insurance specialist from Felton,
Connie DeNault, real estate agent from Felton, and
Mary Lanctot, Owner, with husband Steve, of Art Services by Steve Lanctot and Finance Assistant at Habitat for Humanity, from Brookdale.
Our dedicated on-going Board members include Roz Alley, Sheila DeLany, Steve Edmonds, Peter Gelblum, Lynn McKibben and Pam Spehar. Newly elected Officers include Lynn, who was re-elected President, Roz – Vice President, Pam – Secretary and Mary – Treasurer Elect (Sheila – Acting Treasurer).
Among the first actions of the Board was selecting the new Recycling Centers’ Interim Director from a diverse group of talented and experienced applicants, after many were interviewed by the ad hoc Hiring Committee. Long-time employee, and RRC Manager for the Ben Lomond site, Matt Harris, was selected for the newly revamped, part-time position. (see RRC article.)
The Board, now meeting on the THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, is working on the calendar for the year and making plans for the Annual Meeting on March 22nd, while continuing to oversee changes in the recycling centers, and supporting the effort to create the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument and the year-old Friends of Quail Hollow, among many exciting undertakings. (YOU are welcome to become involved in issues that interest you! Contact us!)
The VWC would like to honor the dedication and leadership from the Board members who decided, for a variety of reason, not to run for re-election to the 2015 Board. Most of these Board members have served for many years in many roles, leading and supporting many issues and events, and increasing the effectiveness and impact of the VWC.
Each has been an effective and dedicated leader within the VWC, and a major contributor to other organizations outside the VWC (see parentheses). They include founding Board Member Mary Hammer (also founder of Mountain Community Resources), Founding President and Environmental Committee Chair Nancy Macy (Faire Steering Committee, San Lorenzo River Alliance, Friends of Quail Hollow), past VP & President, and Community Grants Chair Nancy Gerdt (Felton FLOW, Felton Library Friends and SC Libraries Joint Powers Board), past Vice President Amanda Robinson (North County Democratic Club), past Secretary Jim Coffis (SLV News. Faire Steering Committee), past Secretary Stephanie Sakasai (Green Solutions and ARO By Design), and Budget Committee Member Thomas Wynn (SLV Rotary Club, Civinomics and New Tech Meetup).
A phenomenal number of hours of community service are represented by these Board Members and we are very grateful for their past commitment and future involvement.