Mountain Communities MAC Members Selected

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, 2:45 p.m.)—Fourth District Kern County Supervisor Ray Watson has agreed to form a Mountain Communities Municipal Advisory Council (MCMAC) to serve the communities of Frazier Park, Lebec, Fort Tejon/Tejon Village, Pinon Pines, Lake of the Woods and Pine Mountain. A resolution to form the MCMAC and its bylaws will be brought to the Kern County Board of Supervisors for approval, according to a county press release.

The five members that have been selected for initial appointment, according to the statement, are Realtor Stacey Havener, Boys & Girls Club founder Linda MacKay, Retired L.A. County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Newman, Tejon Ranch employee Robert Peterson and Family Resource Center Director Anne Weber.

“These individuals were selected based on demonstrated leadership, community service and broad representation of community interests and geographic areas. We are leaving open the option to extend membership to seven at some point depending on the need to represent additional interests within the communities,” Watson said.

Stacey Havener is a real estate broker and currently serves as president of the Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce. Stacey resides in Pine Mountain. Her business and community service activities cover all of the Frazier Mountain communities.

Linda MacKay, who resides in Lebec, has had a broad range of community involvement through her employment with the Family Resource Center. She has served two terms on the Mountain Communities Town Council, one term as president. Linda supported the MCMAC as a way of putting local representatives’ names on the county’s ballot for election. She also is co-founder of the Mountain Communities Boys & Girls Club and a member of the Tri County Watch Dogs.

Steve Newman, retired after 34 years as a sergeant of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department, is a resident of Cuddy Valley. He is a former member of the El Tejon Unified School District Board, serving for nine years.

Robert Peterson resides in Lebec and works for Tejon Ranch. He has 28 years of experience in real estate, land planning, economic development and maintenance of sustainable development standards. He serves on the Tehachapi Fire Safety Council.

Anne Weber resides in Frazier Park. She established the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center in 1999, and in her management capacity has served a wide variety of human service needs throughout all of the Frazier Mountain Communities.  Anne has extensive interaction with many county departments and social service agencies.

UPDATED with corrections August 18, 2009 (by Patric Hedlund)

This is part of the August 14, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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