At their December 4th Board meeting, the Highland Community Foundation elected officers and set their
agenda for 2019.
HCF’s 2019 officers include: Lance Ryskamp, President; Judy Vaughn, Vice President; Julie Larson,
Secretary; and Abe Rivera, Treasurer. Heading into the new year the Board approved financial
commitments of $2,000 for another “Highland Has Art” grant cycle; $2,000 toward another Community
Canopy tree program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation; and a commitment of $1,000 to
assist development of a community garden in Highland.
In addition, HCF will initiate the creation of a Highland Arts Council and hold a meeting of interested
parties sometime in January. Also, it is expected that the Foundation’s revamped website will go live at
the first of the year.
The December meeting also marked the final meeting for Board member, and HCF Past President, Jim
Dal Santo, who is stepping off the Board. Dal Santo was an original Board member and has served on the
Board in various capacities, throughout the existence of the Highland Community Foundation.
Board members of the Highland Community Foundation for 2019 include: Lance Ryskamp, Judy Vaughn,
Julie Larson, Abe Rivera, Cheryl Nicksic, Michelle Anderson, Robert Plantz, and Chelsey Bradford.