Five individuals ran for five spots on the Chamber Board of Directors this past month. In lieu of an election, the 2011 Nominations Committee reviewed the applications and saw that all nominees possessed the requirements mandated for the Humboldt County Board of Directors., and with that settled, the Chamber is pleased to present the 2012-2013 Board of Directors.
Two individuals are returning to serve another two year term as a director on the board, Tobin Kueper and Bob Shaw.
Tobin represents Cyanco on the Board. He has been active during his recent term on the board, serving and volunteering on such committees, as the Wine Walks, Harvest Hops and Grapes and this years Christmas Parade of Lights. Tobin is an active member of the Lion's Club in Winnemucca, having served as president for two terms. He has also served on various and assorted community groups. His motto? You can't swim without getting wet, so you can't live without getting involved.
Bob Shaw of Computer Tamer has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and is returning for his second term. He is a very active board member and a strong supporter of the shop local campaign. Shaw has served as the Vice President of the Board and on the Harvest Hops and Grapes Committee, as well as lending his hand at the BAH (Business After Hours) mixers. He is also active in Rotary and other community organizations.
New on the board this term are Michelle Miller of Miller Law, Pam Wickkiser of Humboldt General Hospital and Wild West Jewelry and Pawn, and Jose Contreras of Carry-On Trailer.
Wickkiser (and her husband) moved to Winnemucca four years ago from Pennsylvania to take the Radiation Manager position at HGH. In the past four years she and her husband have purchased Wild West Jewelry and Pawn and are already active in the Chamber's Wine Walks and other community activities. The Wickkisers have always been small business owners and Pam is ready to bring that expertise to the Chamber Board. She also serves on the Rural Planning Commission.
Michelle Miller and her family are recent additions to Humboldt County, but have been traveling her for over six years to visit family. Miller says she's come to love the community in those years and was ready to jump in with both feet once she got here. Her strong appreciation of community events and a background in marketing will serve the Chamber Board well. Miller is also active in Rotary and the Grass Valley Baptist Church.
Jose Contreras is committed to economic growth and diversity for Winnemucca. His fresh perspective and ideas, which come from his military and management background are just what the doctor ordered to spice up some long running (but very popular) Chamber events. Contreras and Carry-on Trailers have already begun their chamber event contribution by helping out with the Harvest Hops and Grapes this past year. Contreras, his wife, and daughter are happy to call Winnemucca their home.
The Chamber board consists of ten elected members. Terms revolve so that each year there is a blend of filled and available positions. The new board members will be installed along with the 2012 Executive officers on Tuesday, January 10th, during the Chamber's annual installation luncheon.
For more information on the luncheon call the office at 623-2225.