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THPRD picks new advisory committee members

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Board of Directors recently tabbed 27 community volunteers to fill the district’s reorganized advisory committees.

Included in the appointees named Dec. 7 are 13 who are new and 14 who served under the previous advisory committee structure and re-applied.

The appointees will serve two- or three-year terms as the "eyes and ears" of the commuity, providing feedback and recommendations to the board, said district spokesman Bob Wayt.

Here are the appointees to the following new committees:

Nature & Trails: Mitch Cruzan, Bernadette Le, Laura Porter, John Ratliff, Cory Samia, Gerri Scheerens, Sam Scheerens, Matthew Shepherd and Jack Shorr.

Parks & Facilities: Kevin Apperson, Virginia Bruce, Sharad Mishra, Krista Mancuso, Steve Pearson, Galit Pinker, Sue Rimkeit, Layton Rosencrance and Nanda Siddaiah.

Programs & Events: Ralph Becker, Megan Cohen, Rochelle Groth, Bill Kanable, Susan Nystrom, Linda Sneddon, Miranda Summer, Amy Werner and Kimberly Wirtz.

The board voted in June to consolidate the district’s eight previous advisory committees into the three new committees to align them more closely with the district’s strategic goals, Wayt said.