Governor Brown Announces Appointments


11-8-2012

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Meredith Biasca, 54, of Loleta, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board. Biasca has been manager at Don’s Rent-All since 2005. She was manager at the Party Place from 1990 to 2005. Biasca held multiple positions at Daly’s Department Store from 1974 to 1990, including assistant manager, accountant, and marking room clerk. She is a member of the National Pygmy Goat Association, Sierra Pacific Pygmy Goat Association, American Paint Horse Association and Humboldt Bay Horse Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Biasca is a Republican.

Robert Borck, 42, of Eureka, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board, where he has served since 2008. Borck has been owner of Eclipse Enterprise since 2010. He was a field representative at the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council from 2000 to 2010 and a carpenter at Sequoia Construction from 1993 to 2000. Borck is a member of the Carpenters Union, Humboldt Fisherman’s Marketing Association and the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Borck is a Democrat.

Terry Coltra, 60, of Eureka, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board, where he has served since 2001. Coltra has held multiple positions at the Northern California Indian Development Council Inc. since 1984, including executive director and operations director. He was tribal administrative officer at the Hoopa Tribe and executive director at the Hoopa Manpower Program from 1981 to 1984 and was an independent monitoring unit chief for the County of Humboldt from 1978 to 1981. He serves as secretary of California Resources and Training and as youth council chairman for the Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board. Coltra is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Coltra is a Democrat.

Scott Downie, 70, of Fortuna, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board, where he has served since 2001. Downie has been senior environmental scientist and supervisor at the California Department of Fish and Game since 1991. He was owner and captain of the FV Henrietta, a commercial fishing business, from 1977 to 1991. Downie is a member of the American Fisheries Society, Buckeye Conservancy and Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Club. He earned a Master of Arts degree in humanities from California State University, Humboldt. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Downie is a Democrat.

Lisa Perry, 54, of McKinleyville, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board. Perry has been a student services professional at California State University, Humboldt since 2007. She was education commissioner at the California Forest Products Commission from 2002 to 2007 and held multiple positions at Precision Printers from 1984 to 1997, including secretary and office administrator of inside sales. Perry was assistant manager of credit card services at Willamette Savings and Loan Association from 1983 to 1984 and was collections supervisor at Oregon Bank from 1978 to 1984. She is a board member of the North Coast chapter of California Women In Timber, Redwood Region Logging Conference and California Women for Agriculture and is a member of Forest Owners of California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Perry is a Republican.

Connie Stewart, 46, of Arcata, has been appointed to the 9th District Agricultural Association, Redwood Acres Fair Board. Stewart has been executive director at the California Center for Rural Policy at California State University, Humboldt since 2009. She was senior field representative for Assemblywoman Patty Berg from 2002 to 2009. Stewart served as councilmember for the City of Arcata from 1996 to 2004 and mayor from 1999 to 2001. She serves as an alternate on the California Coastal Commission and is a member of the Hospice of Humboldt, Humboldt Workforce Investment Board and Open Door Community Health Centers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Stewart is a Democrat.

James “Jim” Clark, 81, of Markleeville, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-Counties Fair Board, where he has served since 1990. Clark held multiple positions at Bank of America from 1952 to 1996, including manager and loan officer. He served as president of the Historical Society of Alpine County from 1971 to 2012 and was a member of the Alpine County Planning Commission, Native Sons of the Golden West and First 5 Alpine Children and Families Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Clark is a Democrat.

Kris Hartnett, 61, of Markeleeville, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-Counties Fair Board. Hartnett was business manager at the San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council from 2003 to 2006. He held multiple positions at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 569 from 1976 to 2003, including business representative and journeyman electrician. Hartnett has been a member of the Local Agency Formation Commission of the County of Alpine since 2009. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hartnett is a Democrat.

Robert Levy, 48, of Markleeville, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-Counties Fair Board. Levy has been undersheriff at the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office since 2000 and was deputy sheriff from 1995 to 2000. He served as deputy sheriff at the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office from 1987 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Levy is a Republican.

Nina Weisman, 49, of Independence, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-Counties Fair Board. Weisman has been a park ranger at the Devils Postpile National Monument and court investigator at the Inyo County Superior Court since 2012. She was a park ranger at the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park from 1987 to 2010. Weisman is a member of the Independence Area Fire Safe Council, Laborers International Union of North America, and the Independence Civic Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Weisman is a Democrat.

Jan Romero, 72, of Alturas, has been appointed to the 34th District Agricultural Association, Modoc District Fair Board. Romero was a volunteer coordinator at Sacramento Loaves and Fishes from 1999 to 2006 and an AmeriCorps ambassador at the California Conservation Corps from 1997 to 1999. She served on the Gold Country Fair Board from 2002 to 2006 and as a trustee for the Auburn Unified School District from 1981 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Romero is a Democrat.

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