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Welcome to the New Board!

Oct 20

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10/20/2016 3:41 PM  RssIcon

VashonBePrepared held its annual meeting yesterday at the Vashon Emergency Operations Center.

A simple affair this year, many of our partner organizations reviewed the last year’s activities and plans for the year and the coming year. See our list of accomplishments which soon should reflect some of these activities.

A key item ahead is to hopefully upgrade the VIFR Training Center, and merge our EOC into this larger location.

VashonBePrepared’s board then voted in a new set of bylaws, which cleaned up some antiquated language, but primarily enlarged the number of our partner organizations – many of whom have been participating informally for years:

New VashonBePrepared Partners

  • Vashon Island School District (VISD)
  • Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)
  • Voice of Vashon (VoV)
  • Vashon Chamber of Commerce
  • ACS (replaces Vashon Maury Island Radio Club)
  • Vashon-Maury Food Bank
  • King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)

Mass care was also updated to reflect organizational changes there.

Board of Directors

ACS: Robert Smueles

At Large:

  • John Cornelison
  • Corinne Cottle-Harmon
  • Rachel Larson (since resigned)
  • Rik Reed

CERT: Jan Milligan

Chamber of Commerce: Rick Brown

EOC Team: Rick Wallace

King County Sheriff’s Office: Isaac Patino

Mass Care/Sheltering: Catherine Rogers

Medical Reserve Corps: Barb Owdziej

NERO: Vicky de Monterey Richoux

Vashon-Maury Food Bank: pending

VIEMA: Brigitte Schran-Brown

VIFR: Robert Larsen

VISD: Donna Donnelly

Voice of Vashon: Luke McQuillen


With the new board set, a new slate of officers were elected:

Executive Committee

President: Vicky de Monterey Richoux

Vice President: Rick Wallace

Secretary: Catherine Rogers

Treasurer: Donna Donnelly

General Executive: Robert Smueles

General Executive: Corinne Cottle-Harmon

So congrats to VashonBePrepared and the residents of Vashon and Maury Islands!

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