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Nominations for 2024 Board elections

Applications for the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County (MGFCC) Board of Directors will be accepted until August 1. Candidates are expected to complete the Statement of Interest form, submit a short bio expressing their interest and qualifications, and attach a headshot photo of themselves, all by or before August 1st. These materials will be shared with the MGCFF electorate. The election will be held in early October and the elected candidates will be announced on the second Tuesday in October.

Foundation members interested in running for the board this fall should download the election information here. Contact us if you have any questions. Under the file menu, choose download to download a copy to your computer. Send completed applications to mgfclark@gmail.com

Meet the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in fulfilling the foundation’s mission and ensuring its operational and legal accountability. The Board sets the annual foundation budget, deciding which projects to support with grants and approves foundation priorities and expenses. Through their active involvement and regular review of fundraising strategies, the Board contributes to the organization’s growth and success. Its members are engaged, inspired, and knowledgeable about how to contribute effectively and committed to helping build a road to the future.

The Board facilitates the exchange of ideas and information with WSU Extension’s Master Gardener Program coordinator. The Board interacts with WSU Extension and reviews and approves the Memorandum of Agreement with Washington State University Extension on a regular basis to maintain a clear understanding of all roles and responsibilities to ensure the growth and success of the Master Gardener program in Clark County.

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Directors are elected by the Foundation membership to serve three-year terms. The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Foundation on behalf of foundation members. Their main duties are to administer foundation funds, organize and oversee fund raising events, and approve and monitor grants.

Master Gardeners and members of the public are encouraged to support the foundation through membership in our foundation. Foundation members are welcome and encouraged to attend board meetings.

Meetings of the Board of Directors are normally scheduled the second Tuesday of the month. Meeting minutes are published and available online.

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Upcoming Events

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Judie Stanton

  • Master Gardener Class of 2021
  • Joined the Board in 2023
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Vice President

Martha Minnich

  • Master Gardener Class of 2012
  • Joined the Board in 2023
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Sonya Sigler

  • Master Gardener Class of 2022
  • Joined the Board in 2024
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Jennifer Kootstra

  • Master Gardener Class of 2014
  • Joined the Board in 2015
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Nancy Funk

  • Master Gardener Class of 1993
  • Joined the Board in 2007


Chuck McCracken

  • Master Gardener Class of 2016
  • Joined the Board in 2019
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Jack Bernhardsen

  • Master Gardener Class of 2016
  • Joined the Board in 2021
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Kim Graybeal

  • Master Gardener Class of 2020
  • Joined the Board in 2024
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Heidi Moran

  • Master Gardener Class of 2022
  • Joined the Board in 2024
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Executive Administrator

Michele Huffman

  • Master Gardener Class of 2011
  • Joined the Board in 2016

Standing Committees and Leadership Teams:

Standing Committees of the Foundation are appointed by the Board for an indefinite time. Temporary Committees are appointed for a specific task with a specified time to completion.

The Foundation Standing Committees are

Development, led by Sonya Sigler

  • Greenhouse operations (chaired by Nancy Funk)
  • Annual Plant Sale (chaired by Jack Bernhardsen)
  • I-5 Welcome Sign planting (chaired by Cheryl Cazenave)
  • Product Merchandising (chaired by Kathy Wright)

Public Relations, led by Heidi Moran

  • Press Releases – Secretary leads
  • Social media (web and facebook) – Exec Admin leads
  • Educational Meetings – Secretary leads
  • Voice and email – Exec Admin leads

Audit, led by Judie Stanton

  • Annual meeting – 2 board members + 2 non-board foundation members
  • Treasure attends and provides records

Board Nominating, led by Martha Minnich

  • Recruit potential board candidates
  • Prepares election materials
  • Oversees election and reports results

Finance, led by Kim Graybeal

  • Assist treasurer in their duties
  • Tracks assets
  • Recommends financial actions
  • Make investment recommendations

Temporary Committees may be appointed at the discretion or upon request of the Board of Directors

  • Plant Sale Committee – Plan the upcoming plant sale
  • Maintenance Committee – Coordinate the maintenance of the facilities and leased property
  • Membership Committee – Plan and execute a membership drive
  • Community Grant Committee – Prime responsibility for Goals 1.3 and 3.5
  • Bylaws Review Committee – Propose updates to Bylaws and make corrections

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How to Get Involved with Foundation Leadership

Committee Membership: Foundation members do not have to be a member of the Board to serve on Committees. If you are looking for a way to volunteer and contribute to the foundation and one of these committees matches your experience, expertise, or interests, please contact us at mgfclark@gmail.com