BLYTHE - The Palo Verde Valley Community Improvement Fund is looking for one new director to be elected at its annual meeting on July 16. A director must be a resident of the Palo Verde Valley and demonstrate a sincere interest and desire to assist in carrying out, promoting and fulfilling the purpose of CIF.
The term of the office is three years. A director may serve three terms.
There are nine active, voting members of the Board of Directors, plus two non-voting members designated by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California and the Palo Verde Irrigation District (PVID).
The purpose of the CIF is to aid the economic growth and development of the Palo Verde Valley through job creation, vocational training and other programs to lessen the burdens of government and/or promote social welfare; and to receive, invest and utilize funds and property acquired through the solicitation of contributions, donations, grants, gifts, bequests and the like for these purposes.
Applications for the Board are available at the CIF office in the Economic Development Center, 145 N. Spring St., Blythe, or from any Board member. The deadline for the application to be returned to the CIF office is June 25. Applicants will be interviewed by the Board on July 16 with the successful applicant being appointed by the CIF Board that day.
Wayne Cusick is the director who will not be seeking re-election. CIF staff and Board members offered they would like to thank Wayne for this hard work, dedication, and direction he has given CIF over the last three years.
Incumbent Board members are Floie Barrows, Mary Bradley, Tim Cox, Robert Crain, Irma DeForest, Rob Holt, Max Schoenrock, and George Thomas. Ex-officio members are Harry Ruzgerian from MWD, and Jack Seiler from Palo Verde Irrigation District. Charles L. "Butch" Hull is Chief Executive Officer.