Board of Directors
|FEATHER RIVER RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
“We will provide and maintain quality parks, recreation experiences and related facilities and programs fora ll residents of the District in a fiscally sustainable manner that compliments the natural resources and cultural heritage of our community.”
General Manager, Apryl Ramage CA AB
Victoria Smith, Chairperson-Term expires December 2020
I am a Christian and retired Deputy Sheriff. I am married and have three grown daughters, and four grandchildren, who all live in Butte County. We have called Oroville home for almost 33 years.My husband and I own a local business, a mobile home park and four other rental properties. I enjoy running, hiking, sewing, reading, and of course, politics
Gary Emberland, Vice Chairman-Term expires December 2020
I would like to thank you for your support in the past election. I will work hard to enhance our great community with its beautiful Feather River, parks, facilities, events and programs. I’m looking forward to improving all these things but I need your ideas and suggestions too. My wife Colleen and I just recently purchased a 1920’s farmhouse with approximately 7 acres of wonderfully tasting Navel Oranges, We have been renovating the house the past 4 years and nursed back to health the beautiful orchard. It has been a lot of work but that’s something we are never afraid of. We have enjoyed the parks, events and spent over 18 years house boating on Lake Oroville with friends and family. colleen currently is working as a Mammography Tech , a career she has had over 25 years. We have two daughters that also live here in Oroville. Willow is 24 years old and works at Dent Veterinary Clinic. Sarah is 23 and works at Gold Country Casino. I recently retired in 2012 as a Site Supervisor/
Scott Kent Fowler, Vice-Chairperson-Term expires December 2018
The District Board of Directors also serve on various committees: Parks & Rec, Finance, Personnel, Policies & Procedures, Supplemental Benefits Fund and various Ad-Hoc Committees.
Don Noble, Director- Term expires December 2018
Oroville has been my home for nearly forty years. My wife of 28 years, Jean, and I, are both teachers by profession. I left teaching and became self employed, buying and managing residential real estate properties. We have two grown children: a son, Brett, and a daughter, Katie. I enjoy hiking, and have had a lifelong love of travel and adventure, visiting over forty countries. I’ve been involved in the FRRPD for 35 years as a participant in softball and adult basketball, and have also coached baseball and softball from tee ball through high school varsity level. I’m excited for the opportunity to give back at this stage of my life, and I have lots of ideas on ways to improve our parks and recreation opportunities. I’m a problem solver by nature, and encourage input from community members. It’s truly an honor for me to serve on this board.
Marcia Carter, Director-Term expires December 2020
I grew up in a small desert town, Ridgecrest, adjacent to a Naval Base. As a teen I began babysitting many of the children in our neighborhood. I quickly learned that I loved working with children. After high school I attended Bakersfield College and eventually earned my Life Time Teaching Credential in 1977. I returned to Ridgecrest and began teaching child development courses at Cerro Coso, the local community college. I taught there for six years before my husband and I decided to move our family out of the desert. For years we looked for property all over Northern California and finally decided on beautiful Oroville. In 1980 we moved to Oroville with our two children. We started a family business, Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy, in 1983 which prospered until 2010. I received my State of California Master Teacher Credential in the field of child development in 2000 and continued my journey working with children. I have been teaching for 46 years. I love working with children with special needs and sensory processing disorders and have discovered the joy of working with seniors. I learned as we become seniors we need to exercise our bodies and brains just as we did when we were kids. This prompted me to created “Brains In Motion” for Boomers. This class helps seniors exercise their Brain and Bodies to mentally prepare to tackle the tasks of daily life. I am so excited to be teaching Brains In Motion through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico. (OLLI). I was elected to the Feather River Recreation and Parks District (FRRPD) Board in 2013 to a four year term. My first year has not only been an amazing learning experience, it has also been one of the most amazing years of my life serving the community and working with the current Board Members and our new General Manager. I am proud to be a part of this amazing team of individuals who look forward to improving the district. I have great and wonderful visions for our parks and community. I am very excited to continue serving this community. I will continue making what I feel are the best decisions for this district and its citizens.
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