The North Okanagan has a strong presence on the Okanagan College Foundation board.
Of five new board members, three are from Vernon — Anne Clarke, Bob Eby and Gladys Fraser.
A retired English professor at Okanagan College, Clarke was a city councillor and Vernon’s mayor from 1987 to 1990.
Eby served as Okanagan College’s vice-president of finance and administration for seven years and was assistant secretary-treasurer with the Vernon School District for 17 years.
Fraser is a branch manager with Scotiabank and is past-president of the Vernon Montessori Society and the North Okanagan Hospice Society.
The other two new board members are from Kelowna.
“The mission of the Okanagan College Foundation is to advance the power of education by engaging individuals and communities in supporting Okanagan College,” said foundation president Alf Kempf.
“With a $7-million fundraising campaign now in full swing for the new trades training complex at the Kelowna campus, this is a crucial and very active time for our board.”