At the Jan. 22 CEDR Board meeting, new members of the board of directors were welcomed and officers for 2019 were elected.
The officers re-elected are president, Alisa Dunlap, regional business manager, Pacific Power; vice president, Mark Morgans, area manager, Lewis & Clark Timberland/Greenwood Resources; and secretary/treasurer, Kristin Talamantez, retail business banker, Columbia Bank.
New members from the private sector are Steven Sinkler, owner of The Wine Shack & Puffin Wines in Cannon Beach; Jed Arnold, community outreach and stewardship coordinator, Hampton Family Forests, and Jim Paino, executive director of the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce.
From the public sector, Mark Kujala, commissioner, Clatsop County.
Returning board members from the private sector include Kurt Englund, owner, Englund Marine & Industrial Supply; Chris Nemlowill, co-owner, Fort George Brewery & Public House; Tamara Roberts, peoples department director, Martin North; Harold Gable, Arts Council of Clatsop County; and Zach Schmitt, vice president of finance and CFO, Columbia Memorial Hospital.
Public sector members are Henry Balensifer, mayor, Warrenton; Chris Breitmeyer, president, Clatsop Community College; Matt Brown, mayor, Gearhart; Brett Estes, city manager, Astoria, Seth Morrisey, city councilor, Seaside; Dirk Rohne, commissioner, Port of Astoria; Bruce St. Denis, city manager, Cannon Beach.
Advisory members are Jeff Hazen, executive director, Sunset Empire Transportation District; Don Lemmon, CEO, Providence Seaside Hospital, Mary McArthur, executive director, Col-Pac (Columbia Pacific Economic Development District), Melanie Olson, regional development officer, Business Oregon, Brian Owen, executive director, Seaside Chamber of Commerce; David Reid, executive director, Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce; Ali VZ Mayeda, district representative, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici; and, Kristi Ward, community relations, GP Wauna Mill.