COLAB Elects New Board

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IMPERIAL — The Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business of Imperial Valley is a pleased to announce the election by the membership of a new board effective September 2016.  Re-elected to the Board are Paul Cameron, Mesquite Cattle Feeders; Bill Collins, Farm Credit Services; Michael Dea, Laborer International Union, Local 1184; Howard Elmore, Sahara Packing; Stephen Elmore, Helmsman Field Logistic; Rodney Foster, Foster Milling; Jim Graves, Ewing, Johnson, & Graves;  Jeff Mercer, Granite Construction, Inc.; Peter Osterkamp, Osterkamp Farms; and Darren Smith, Smith-Kandal Insurance & Real Estate.

Newly elected are Carlos “Chuck” Aniza, Solar, LLC; Logan Carter, Tom Watson, Inc.; Diane Cason, CalEnergy, Inc.;  Doug Dahm, The Dahm Team Real Estate Co, Inc.;  Sue Giller, Reliance Public Relations;  Carlton King, Carlton King Consulting;  George Nava, Reach Air Medical Services;  Blake Plourd, El Toro Export; Kurt Rubin, Rubin Seed;  Steve Snow, Philips Cattle Company; and Ralph Strahm, Strahm Farms.

Advisory Board members remain Mike Abatti, Mike Abatti Farms; Jeff Alford, Alford Distributing; Jim Duggins, Duggins Construction, Inc.; Bill Plourd, El Toro Export; Blake Reed, Sun Valley Applicators.

COLAB is an IRS 501 C (6) entity designed to unite the independent strengths of LABOR, AGRICULTURE and BUSINESS to project a powerful united voice dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural and business environments of Imperial County.  COLAB works as non-partisan coalition governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from varying industries in the Imperial County.