Chamber members chose a new board of directors. Ballots tabulated Monday, May 21, showed Lanny Hardy and former President Mimi Lamp as the top vote getters, along with Chris Titus. Hardy received 30 votes, Lamp and Titus both received 29 and all three are elected for three-year terms. Eighty-five ballots were mailed out and 37 or 43 percent returned.
Gary Taylor and Bill Gorski tied with 27 votes each and the existing board broke the tie and awarded the remaining three-year term to Taylor. Curtis Hanshaw received 22 votes and will serve for two years.
Continuing directors are Mike Lackey and Don Strunk, each with two years left to serve and David Jerome and Peter Buhl, each with one more year. This brings the board to 10 serving directors beginning July 1 out of a possible 11. Once the new board is seated, directors will choose their officers for the new year.
The board named jazz icon Marshall Hawkins an honorary member in view of his town jazz concert, being staged with the Chamber’s help.