Gov. Brown names TBVF board members

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has named four to the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board.

Michael Ball of Macdoel, Greg Herman and Gayle Ratliff of Tulelake and Jennifer Skoog of Dorris were all added to the 10-A District Agricultural Association.

Each of the new members’ backgrounds were provided in a release from the Governor’s office:

Ball is a project executive at IBM Corporation, where he has held multiple positions since 1991. He is a member of the Project Management Institute. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ball is a Republican.

Herman has held multiple positions at the Siskiyou County Department of Agricultural since 1989, including assistant agricultural commissioner, deputy agricultural commissioner and agricultural biologist. He was feedlot operations manager at Swan Lake Feeders Inc. from 1992 to 1998. Herman is a committee member of Tulelake High School Future Farmers of America, a member and past president of Pheasants Forever Habitat Conservation and an advisor for the Winenea 4-H Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Herman is a Republican.

Ratliff has been office manager at Orem Ranch Inc. and Go Construction LLC, since 1990. She was a lab tech at the City of Tulelake, Department of Public Works from 1980 to 1994 and was assistant general manager and starch chemist at Western Polymer Corporation from 1978 to 1989. Ratliff serves as president of the Tulelake 4-H Council, where she has been a member since 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ratliff is registered decline-to-state.

Skoog has been a customer service representative and regulatory analyst at Cal-Ore Telecommunications since 2012. She was operations officer at Premier West Bank from 2004 to 2012. Skoog was co-owner of Skoog’s Market from 1993 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Skoog is a Republican.