Board of Directors
FHFG’s board establishes the priorities, vision, and strategy for the organization.
Board of Directors
Board members are elected during our May membership meeting and serve a 2 year term.
This is our board of directors for the 2021-2022 term.
Megan is a social studies teacher in love with local history. She has an MA in Education from UC-Santa Cruz. She served as FHFG president in the 1990s.
Martha has an MS degree and over 30 years of experience in Marketing. She has been an active member with FHFG since 1995 when she purchased a 1912 Craftsman bungalow.
Eddie works in high tech and has an MBA and engineering degrees. A lover and owner of historic homes, Eddie has been involved with FHFG for 15 years.
Eva is the archivist at Pacific University, with an MLS and MA in History. She has a special interest in Native American issues.
Tom is a retired dean of Pacific University, former chair of the Forest Grove Planning Commission and has lived in Forest Grove for 30 years.
Alanna is the archivist at Washington County, with a MLIS and MA in Archival Science. She was born and raised in Oregon and is passionate about preserving our shared cultural heritage.
Gary, born in Forest Grove, was one of the founders of FHFG’s gathering of individuals to discuss and understand how Forest Grove’s past makes us who we are today.
Membership Committee Chair
Melody has lived in Forest Grove for 30 years and has been involved with FHFG since 2007. A well known member of the community, she loves Forest Grove’s diverse history.
Christine is a retired teacher with a master’s degree from Pacific University. She has lived in Forest Grove for 50 years and has recently become involved in FHFG.
Travis joined the FHFG board after buying an historic home in Forest Grove. He has degrees in Economics, Philosophy of History, and an MBA.
Manager, Museum & Library, ex-officio board member
Raised in Forest Grove, Don is a retired program administrator from Tektronix and is the founder of his Vietnam Battalion Association.
Mary Jo Morelli
Manager, AT Smith House, ex-officio board member
Mary Jo is a founding member of FHFG and is co-author of the book Images of America: Forest Grove. She has spent 30 years working to preserve the AT Smith House.
Election of Officers and Board Members
Officers are elected for a 1-year term and board members are elected for a 2-year term. Board members can serve a total of three consecutive 2-year terms (for a total of 6 consecutive years). After the third consecutive term, they must step off of the board for 1 year before they can serve as a director again.
The Executive Committee will appoint a Nominating Committee composed of three (3) members: one person from the Executive Committee, one person from the board of directors (not on the Executive Committee), and one person from the general FHFG membership. A Nominating Committee is formed during January to find candidates for the May election at the annual meeting, and can also be formed at any time during the year should a board member resign their position.
Would you like to join our board?
FHFG welcomes individuals to contact us if you would like to be considered for our board of directors. We look for those with specific talents, skills or enthusiasm for local culture and history. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.