Tahoe Heritage Foundation names new officers
The Tahoe Heritage Foundation recently elected officers, naming Mike Weber as president. Weber, manager of Chase’s Bar and Grill at the Lake Tahoe Airport, had been acting president of the THF board for the past several months. Other officers include Scott Brooke, vice president, and Harold Singer, treasurer. Members of the board are Jane Mitchell, Nancy Hayden, Gen Goldberg, Gene Donner and Anne Johnson, past president.
Longtime and dedicated board members Barbara Craven and William Schatz, both charter members dating to 1996, recently retired from the THF board. Craven had served as secretary, while Schatz held many positions including president.
The mission of Tahoe Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is to preserve and protect the cultural heritage and natural history resources in the Lake Tahoe Basin through restoration, interpretation and education. The THF activities related to the Tallac Historic Site are consistent with a memorandum of understanding with the Forest Service. The THS encompasses the Baldwin and Pope estates and their various out buildings.
The Tahoe Heritage Foundation encourages and accepts donations, applies for grants, lobbies for funding and generates revenues from fund-raisers and special events on Forest Service lands. It cooperates with the Tahoe Tallac Association, which operates under a special use permit from the Forest Service and administers the Valhalla (Heller) estate, including the Boat House with its various programs and events.
On May 20 the Tahoe Heritage Foundation and the Tahoe Tallac Association will host a joint chamber of commerce mixer at the historic site.
The board currently is soliciting additional members and volunteers. Anyone interested may call Phylise Walker, executive director, at (530) 542-5850.
Chairpersons for the foundation’s various committees are Mike Weber, executive committee; Scott Brooke, long range planning and development; Gene Donner, public relations and Tallac Historic Site; Harold Singer, finance; and Anne Johnson, nominating.