Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Open Session 4:00 pm
Sierra College - Rocklin Campus
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA
Comments from the community:
The public may address the Board on any agenda item. Individuals who wish to address the Board on subjects not appearing on the agenda may do so during the Comments from the Community portion of the meeting. Please refer to the last page of the agenda for additional information and protocols regarding public comments.
See Trustee Area Maps in the "Meet your Trustees" section below.
The district is governed by a locally-elected 7 member Board of Trustees consisting community professionals, business officials, public policy leaders, and leading citizens. They offer their time and talent to ensure that Sierra remains responsive to local community needs as well as true to its mission and vision.
Bob Romness currently serves as the Executive Director of the Lincoln Volunteer Center, a position he has held since 1999. For the past five years, Bob was the CEO of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. Before that he was an Associate Pastor at Heritage Church in Lincoln, a church he and his family helped start in 1994. Prior to that he was the Owner/Manager of a bicycle store in Yuba City for 25 years.
Bob also sits as a Board Member with three local organizations; the Western Placer Education Foundation, Placer Valley Tourism, and Community Christian Schools, an elementary and preschool he helped his late wife Becky start in 1995. He is also a founding member of the Community Foundation of Lincoln. He has a passion for building community, serving businesses, and engaging local residents in community service.
Dave Ferrari was elected to the Board in 1998, has served two terms as Board President, and has served as Vice President/Clerk. He grew up in and represents the Tahoe/Truckee region. He runs Ferrari's Crown Motel, a business founded and built by his parents in 1955. Dave, a community activist, founder and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe also serves on the board of the Family Resource Center; and the Grants committee with the Tahoe/Truckee Community Foundation.
Mr. Leslie was elected to the Board in 2004, and he currently serves as Board President. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from San Diego State University. He lives with his wife and children in Roseville.
Carol Chilton Garcia is a fifth generation Roseville resident who attended Sierra College and received a Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University Sacramento. Her community banking career spans 37 years and she is currently a Senior Vice President for Community 1st Bank in Roseville. For the past 22 years Carol has volunteered her time with local non-profits, service clubs and City of Roseville committees and commissions. Carol served on the Roseville City Council from 2007-2016, ending her term as mayor for the city. Carol resides in Roseville with her husband of 35 years, and they have two adult daughters.
Cari Dawson Bartley has had relatives in this area for three generations; she and her immediate family have lived in Auburn since 1999. She was an early enrollee in the “early college high school” movement, which today allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Cari earned her A.A.S. degree in Visual Media Technology from Spokane Falls Community College in Washington state. Working in media-related businesses, both in design and marketing, and later as a co-owner and operator of a newspaper company, Cari more recently was the Executive Editor and Marketing Director for a company providing content to media outlets. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Cari was actively involved in education as a mother and school volunteer. She currently serves as Board Vice President.
Mrs. Palmer has lived in Grass Valley since 1973 and has long been a community activist. She was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1994. Her professional and service organizations include the Rotary Club and Friends of Hospice. She is currently President of the Placer County School Boards Association and also serves on the Placer County Treasury Oversight Committee.
Bob Sinclair is a life-long resident of Placer County, born in Auburn and raised in Roseville. Bob has lived the past 25 years in Rocklin, California, with his wife Christine, a retired public educator. He is a partner in the law firm of Sinclair Wilson, Baldo & Chamberlain, Attorneys at Law, with offices in Roseville and Auburn. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law. Prior to entering private practice Bob served as a judicial clerk for the California Supreme Court and staff attorney for the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. He has practice law in Placer County for over 39 years. Since 2007, in addition to his law practice, Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Community 1st Bank, headquartered in Auburn,
Bob has been a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville since 1979 and was a founding director of the Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation. He served as President in 1993 – 1994 and was selected as an Outstanding Roseville Rotarian in 1998. Bob has also been a member of the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1979, having served as its President in 2006. In 2014, Bob was honored to receive the Edward M. Friedman Community Service Award in recognition of his many contributions to the local community.
Originally from El Salvador, Hugo immigrated to California at an early age. He grew up in the town of Auburn in northern California. A Placer High School grad, he will graduate from Sierra College in 2017 with a Communications and Social/ Behavioral Science Degrees. He plans to transfer to Stanford University or Sacramento State University to pursue a career in politics as an elected official or in the private sector. Always having mentors and important people in his life, like the Puente program, to push and motivate him has inspired him to come back to his community to serve as a mentor and a role model to younger generations. With going to school, working in the Marketing Department at Sierra, and being Student Body President/Trustee, he is very grateful and excited for the 2016-2017 school year.
By adoption of Resolution 03-2013-01, the Placer County Committee on School District Organization has approved the Sierra College Redistricting and Rearrangement of its Trustee Area Boundaries. The new map of trustee areas is available here or by calling the Sierra College President's Office at (916) 660-7000.
Para ayuda en Español, por favor pongase en contacto con el Dr. Reyes Ortega al (916) 660-7408.