Board & Bylaws

Organization of the Bakersfield Sister City Project

Although Bakersfield Sister City is an entity separate from the City of Bakersfield, having its own articles of incorporation, bylaws, non-profit status, and board of directors, the Mayor of the City of Bakersfield is an ex officio board director, has one vote and may appoint one board member of his choice to the board. The Mayor also serves as chairman of the board. The board president is the principal executive officer of the corporation and supervises and controls the business and affairs of the corporation, subject to the control of the board.

The Board of Directors meets monthly at the Hall Ambulance Community Center at the corner of 19th and N Streets in Bakersfield. We generally meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Please consult the Board Calendar for specific meeting dates. However, if you wish to address the board, please contact the board president to be included on the agenda.

 

Chairman:          Mayor Karen Goh

Executive Committee:
President:                                            John Hefner
1st Vice-President                         Regina Pryor
2nd Vice-President                        Terry McCormick
Recording Secretary                     Carole Martin
Treasurer                                             Young-Woo Park

Board Members:
David Alanís
Debi Besenfelder
Portia Choi
Rita Gomez
Sachiko Hernandez
Rupinder Jhaj
Nazar Kooner
William Hungerford
Dr. Eun-Ja Park
Bhajan Sandhu
Jae Myung Shin
Evan Sproul
Susan Stone – Past President
Evelyn Swenson
Jay Tamsi
Debbie Verdugo

Emeritus Status
Stanley E. Clark*
Leland Luttrell*
George Ogden *
Tina Skaer*
Dave Urner *

Lifetime Members
John & Diane Ackland
Susianne Anderson
Suzanne Bunker-Kishimoto
Jim & Lois Caswell
Dr. Stanley Eugene Clark
Morgan & Gloria Clayton
Jagdish S. Dillon
Mr. & Mrs. Tsukio Fujimoto
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Hall
John Hefner
Bill & Stacey Hungerford
Cindy & Ryan Jacobs
Gurmit & Rupinder Jhaj
Hatsumi Kawasaki
Kenneth Kessinger
Nazar Singh Kooner
Elizabeth Krebs
Kerry Lattimore
Carl Livsey
Leland & Caroline Luttrell
Mark Luttrell
Charlene Miller
Stephen & Joyce Hulen Montgomery
Dick & Pat Moon
Vickie Murray
George Ogden
Rodney & Cheryl Palla
Randy & Becca Peterson
Mark & Laura Salvaggio
Jae Myung Shin
Tina Skaer
Gene Tackett
Roger & Sandra Threlkeld
Frank Tripicchio
James & Ann Tucker
Dave Urner
Barbara Patrick

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Prior to the creation of Bakersfield Sister City Project Corporation, Bakersfield’s Sister City relationship with Wakayama, Japan was established and coordinated by the People-to-People Steering Committee appointed by Mayor Gene Winer in 1962, with the invaluable assistance of the Women’s Division of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. As the relationship grew, it became clear that more formal organization was needed, and on October 28, 1965, the Articles of Incorporation were signed by the Steering Committee Chairman Richard O. Tigner and Secretary Vera K. Gibson.

To view these Articles of Incorporation, click below:
ArticlesOfIncorporation

To view a copy of the Bylaws of Bakersfield Sister City Project Corporation, click below:
BYLAWS 2014

To view a copy of the  Social Medial Policy, click below: Bakersfield Sister City Social Media Policy

 

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