TRADE BOARD MEETING ON JUNE 22 INSTALLATIONS PLANNED FOR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS.
LANCASTER - Newly elected officers and directors will be installed at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade installation dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Essex House, 44916 10th St. W.
Thirteen directors elected for three-year terms at the organization's annual meeting May 22 will join the 36-member board of directors.
New directors include Gordon Elder, owner of financial planning company Gordon Elder, CLU & Co.; Vickie Connor, manager of High Desert Broadcasting Co.; Gary Gregg, public affairs manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Co.; and Johnny Zamrzla, president of Western Pacific Roofing Co.
The nine incumbents who were reelected include attorney James Charlton; Katie Corbett, public relations/marketing consultant; Mike Dispenza, Palmdale city councilman and owner of a State Farm Insurance agency; John Fergione, program manager for Lockheed Aeronautical Co.; Roger Hemme, owner of Bohn's printing; Chuck Hoey, commercial real estate broker; Janet Spatz, general manager of Adelphia communications; Steve Taylor, vice president of Senior Systems Technologies; and Ebe Winter, community relations manager for Lancaster Community Hospital.
At the meeting, Executive Director Howard Brooks reviewed some current Board of Trade activities.
The Base Retention and Aerospace Committee has been discussing ways to increase the number of engineer candidates available for local industry jobs.
Three base retention grants also have been received by local organizations to use in campaigning for keeping High Desert bases.
They are: Ridgecrest for the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, Lancaster; the Board of Trade for Edwards Air Force Base; and Barstow for the Marine Logistics Center.
Brooks said the Board of Trade assisted the Kern Air Pollution Control District in its efforts to remove eastern Kern County from the proposed upgrade in air quality restrictions in the San Joaquin Valley.
The letter-writing effort resulted in 400 letters from organizations and individuals. The Environmental Protection Administration removed eastern Kern County from the proposed restrictions bump-up.
The public is invited to attend the dinner. Retiring president Steve Taylor will be honored and awards will be given to officers and committee chairmen.
For reservations, call the Board of Trade office at (661) 942-9581.