City council member Stan Snapp elected new Opportunity Council president

Bellingham City Council member Stan Snapp has been elected the new president of the Opportunity Council.

The nonprofit’s board of directors voted on new officers for 2012-2013 during an April 26 meeting.

Other new officers are vice president Mamie Lackie, Whatcom County senior deputy public defender; treasurer Terry Greer, a CPA in Island County; secretary Ramona Menish, supervisor of the Early Head Start Program in Snohomish County; past president Judi Edwards, a Bellingham business owner; and officer-at-large Crystal Garvin, who also serves as chair of the Head Start Policy Council.

The board officers were elected for one-year terms.

Other board members include Angie Homola, Island County commissioner; Ken Mann, Whatcom County Council member; John Manning, director of the San Juan County Health Department; Lisa McShane, a local artist; Frank Parker, a retired teacher; and Kim Schuster, family-treatment court coordinator with Whatcom County Superior Courts.

The Opportunity Council is a community-action agency governed by a volunteer board of directors equally representing the private, public and low-income sectors of Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

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