Former elected official to serve on Treasure Valley Community College board

Former Ontario Mayor Ron Verini, left, holds a cake for newly elected City Councilor Betty Carter during a party for Ontario’s Election Day winners in November of 2014. Voters chose Carter as one of three new councilors that year, simultaneously electing Verini to office. Carter will now serve on the Board of Directors for the Treasure Valley Community College.

ONTARIO — Betty Carter, who has served on the Ontario City Council and has served on the boards of several community entities, is now the newest member of the Treasure Valley Community College Board of Directors.

Carter was appointed to the seat of Matt Sorenson, former executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Western Treasure Valley, who was elected in May to the TVCC board, but had to forego that position. This is because he was hired to become executive director of the Boys

& Girls Club of Emerald Valley, which serves the Eugene and Springfield areas, before he was sworn in.

Carter’s appointment was approved by the board at a meeting Tuesday, accepting her letter of interest (the only one submitted) unanimously, rather than seeking additional letters.

She is on, or has been on the boards of Four Rivers Community School, Project DOVE, the Chamber of Commerce and Four Rivers Cultural Center, serving in various capacities, including president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, her letter reads.

“As vice-president of Project DOVE, my role included strategic planning and education planning for board members and sound budgetary knowledge,” she said.

Carter is a program analyst at Snake River Correctional Institution, where she is involved with training of adults in custody to prepare them for re-entry into respective communities.

At the start of the meeting, board members Cheryl Cruson, Stephen Crow and Mark Wettstein were sworn in to start their new terms. Cruson was then elected as the board chairwoman.

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