Board of Directors

2021 Board of Directors

Our Valley Our Future is overseen by a Board of Directors who hail from the public and nonprofit sectors.

Ethnic, gender and age diversity is present on the Board of Directors.

Lori Barnett

City of East Wenatchee

Alma Chacon

Community for Advancement of Family Education (CAFÉ)

Norma Gallegos

Hand In Hand Immigration Services

Jessica Kendall

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Shayne Magdoff

East Wenatchee City Council

David Olson

Columbia Valley Community Health

Sara Rolfs

Pinnacles Prep

Alan Walker

Chelan Douglas Community Action Council

Shiloh Burgess

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ron Cridlebaugh

Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority

Paul Gordon

Wenatchee School District

Stacy Luckensmeyer

Wenatchee Valley College

Laura Merrill

City of Wenatchee

Kevin Overbay

Chelan County Commission

Dan Sutton

Douglas County Commission

Board Member Characteristics

Members of the Our Valley Our Future Board of Directors pledge to uphold the following ideals:

Community:

OVOF Board members are stewards and representatives of what residents have identified and will continue to identify as priorities to improve the quality of life of all in our valley. The needs of the community — the entire community — drives decisions. Board members view the community as one, yet at the same time are cognizant of its many parts.

Commitment:

OVOF Board members are committed to helping and advocating for the community’s long-term vision as reflected in the Our Valley Action Plan and its game-changer projects, action items and lead partners. They consider themselves members of Our Valley Our Future first. They are forward-thinking individuals who possess genuine curiosity in creative solutions and projects occurring elsewhere and how those could be applied locally and beyond. They continually seek out diverse opinions.

Passion:

OVOF Board members are passionate about Our Valley’s work and potential, and its independent non-partisan status. They believe deeply in collaborating with others and breaking down barriers, whether that be jurisdictional, cultural, generational or socio-economic. They enjoy engaging with people to learn about their aspirations and to inform them of Our Valley’s mission, goals and work.

Trust:

OVOF Board members adhere to an honest, open and transparent process during meetings. OVOF Board members do not attack each other — “nothing about me without me” — but rather engage in passionate discussions about ideas. Board members have faith in decisions made in their absence. Indeed after a decision is made, board members agree to verbally support it, and, if possible, devote resources.