New Board Members to
be Seated January 1, 2011
POCATELLO, ID (October 13) - During its
Annual Board of Directors and Membership meeting
held in Bloomington, Minnesota, new candidates
were elected to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC)
Board of Directors. The newly elected Board
members are: John Stewart from Lakeside, CA; Kay
Lloyd from Cle Elum, WA; Doyle Vaughan from
Jackson, WY; Randy Harden from Sheboygan, WI;
and Vince Farace, from Eden Prairie, MN.
Greg Mumm, Executive Director of BlueRibbon
Coalition stated, "I am both pleased and
energized to have the benefit of their expertise
to help lead and guide the BlueRibbon Coalition
in the coming years. These folks are
already hitting the ground running."
Newly elected BRC Board Member and nationally
noted access advocate John Stewart said, "This
is an exciting time to join the Board of BRC.
BlueRibbon Coalition is well recognized for its
grassroots efforts for recreational access and
its ability to help shape public land policy.
With everything that is happening, we have our
work cut out for us."
Additionally, a new slate of officers was
elected for the Board of Directors who will
assume leadership the first of next year.
Joni Mogstad from Eugene, OR, was elected as BRC
President; John "J.P." Parrinello from Wanaque,
NJ, will serve as Vice President; Maureen Healey
of Washington, DC, will continue as Secretary;
and Sonia Bartz from Duluth, MN, was elected
Along with the new slate of officers, the
incoming board members will be officially seated
starting on January 1, 2011. Outgoing
members at that time will be: Christine Jourdain
from East Lansing, MI; Nick Haris from
Placerville, CA; Sandra Mitchell from Boise, ID;
Bob Stevenson from Lynnwood, WA; and Bill Rugg
from San Leandro, CA.
"The BlueRibbon Coalition is very
appreciative of the years of service and
leadership outgoing board members have devoted
to this organization," stated current BRC
President, Sonia Bartz. "Each and every
one of them has made and fulfilled a huge
commitment to serve on the Board of Directors
and helped to bring us to where we are today.
The enthusiast community we serve has been well
represented by their efforts. We salute them."
About The BlueRibbon Coalition
The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national
recreation group that champions responsible
recreation, and encourages individual
environmental stewardship. It represents over
10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization
and business members, for a combined total of
over 600,000 recreationists nationwide.