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John Merz
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Steve Green
Vice President
Woody Elliot
Woody Elliott retired in year 2010 after 20 years as a natural resource manager for Calif. Dept. Parks & Recreation at San Simeon and northern Calif. Currently, Conservation Chair and Web Administrator for Mt. Lassen Chapter – Calif. Native Plant Society.


Patsy Schutz
Board Member
Patsy has been an FOBP board member since 2005. She currently works with Education for the Future, a CSU, Chico Research Foundation Program.
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Lise Smith-Peters
Board Member
Lise Smith-Peters is Development Director for the College of Behavioral and Social Science at California State University, Chico. She is a team member of Chico State’s central advancement office and responsible for the fundraising efforts of the College. Prior to joining Chico State, Lise served the City of Chico Park Division for nine years as Park Services Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator, which involved establishing a pro-active park volunteer program, grant writing and development efforts for Bidwell Park and serving as staff liaison to the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission. In this position, she helped promote volunteerism and stewardship of the Park and researched and wrote reports on park policies. Prior to her Park Division work, Lise was Development Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley in Chico.
Michael Stauffer
Board Member
Michael Stauffer has been a resident of Chico for 23 years. Team leader for Bidwell Park volunteer program. Past board member of Streaminders and Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance. Worked on multiple stream restoration projects on Big Chico Creek and Lindo Channel over the last 15 years.
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Nancy Park