Laura Franklin Re-election Statement
During the past few years I have seen many positive changes happening at the Lighthouse. The Stornetta Lands has had a significant and very beneficial impact in our area and on the visibility of the Lighthouse as a destination. The tours and lectures have continued to gather appreciative audiences. Very exciting too, are the new roofs on all the cottages and the complete remodel of Cottage #4. If you haven’t seen it –you should! What I would like to focus on during next few years is developing educational programs in conjunction with our local schools to benefit students as well as residents and visitors. We have the marine environment, native plants and a rich history, all of which could provide the foundation for a sustaining out-reach to the community. I look forward to the opportunity to explore and develop such programs.
Larry Jacobs Re-election Statement
I have been on the Board for 4 years. In that time, we have lost some old hands and gained some new energy with new members. I think that our Board is a very well functioning board, given my discussions with friends on other boards, locally, in the Bay Area and on the East Coast. My area of expertise runs to the financial management side of operations. In that area, I think we have a greatly improved financial situation. I have promoted pay raises for the staff because we are only as viable as the folks who run the day to day operation. It was my recommendation that we not maintain as heavy a cash position as we had done and that we spend a lot on rehabbing our physical plant. Now we have all new roofs and gutters and a completely remodeled House 4. Our income stream is strong, our balance sheet shows financial strength and the prospects for the future are all positive.