BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected at-large for four-year overlapping terms. The CCSD Board elects a President to preside over the meetings, and a Vice President, who serves in the President’s absence. The role of President rotates with annual nominations held at the regular December Board meeting.
The CCSD was formed in 1976. Elections occur in even years with three (3) terms expiring in 2020 and two (2) terms expiring in 2018 (overlapping terms). Successful candidates assume office the first Friday in December following the November election. CCSD elections are consolidated with San Luis Obispo County and General Elections are typically held the first Tuesday in November. The County Clerk Recorder handles all candidate filings.
BOARD MEMBER TERMS
Reelected CCSD Board member Jim Bahringer received the Oath of Office in December 2014 and will complete his term in December 2018.
Reelected CCSD Board member Amanda Rice received the Oath of Office in December 2016 and will complete her term in December 2020.
Reelected CCSD Board member Gregory Sanders received the Oath of Office in December 2016 and resigned effective October 31, 2017.
Harry Farmer was elected to office in the November 8, 2016 General Election with his term expiring December, 2020.
On December 15, 2016 Amanda Rice was nominated and voted President and Gregory Sanders was nominated and voted Vice President for the 2017 year.
On October 3, 2017, Aaron Wharton was appointed to the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors.
On October 26, 2017, Harry Farmer was nominated and voted Vice President for the remaining of the 2017 year, effective November 1, 2017.
Board of Directors Bios
President Amanda Rice
Amanda Rice was reelected to the CCSD Board of Directors in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Her term expires in December 2020. She has been a member of the Cambria Forest Committee, Chair of North Coast Advisory Council for two of the four years she was on the Council, and has worked with the Community Center of Cambria (the Youth Center), HART, Cambria Anonymous Neighbors, and the J & J Heller Dog Park. She earned a B.A. in English from CSU Chico and a teaching certificate from Tulane University, then taught high school English in New Orleans for five years, where she developed a grant-funded American Studies Program and served as department chair for two years. She currently provides web development, computer, and administrative support to local businesses.
Vice President Harry Farmer
Harry Farmer was elected to the CCSD Board of Directors in November, 2016. His term expires in December, 2020. A graduate of California State University Northridge in 1969, his varied work background includes employment in social services and the mental health field, as well as a disc jockey and radio interview host, gardener, and counseling astrologer. He moved to Cambria in November, 1986. During the 1990’s he was an active 8 year member of Friends of the Ranchland, the non profit volunteer organization that prevented development of, and ultimately helped in the purchase, of the 440 acre Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. He also initiated, and was passionately involved, in the saving of the popular local hiking area known as Strawberry Canyon. Since Fall 2009, he has been a volunteer gardener at the Cambria Historical Museum. He also cares for the planter boxes above the attractive wooden trash/recycling containers that dot our town’s business district.
Director Jim Bahringer
Jim Bahringer was elected to the CCSD Board of Directors in November 2010 and re-elected in November 2014. His professional background includes businessman and college professor. He holds a B.S. US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; M.B.A. candidate San Jose State. He is a member of NCAC, Cambria Lions Club, and American Legion.
Director Aaron Wharton
Biography to come.
2017 Ad Hoc Committees and Members
Finance Ad Hoc Committee: President Rice and Vice President Sanders
Task: evaluate budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, assess fiscal policies and priorities.
Fire Department Ad Hoc Committee: Vice-President Sanders and VACANT Task: Fire Department.
Infrastructure Ad Hoc Committee: Director Bahringer and Director Farmer
Task: Water Department, Wastewater Department and technology infrastructure (hardware and software) in all departments.
Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROs) Ad Hoc Committee: Director Bahringer and Director Wharton
Task: Parks & Recreation and Facilities Departments (including Veterans Memorial Hall).
Water Supply (formerly Sustainable Water Facility Water Permitting & EIR Ad Hoc Committee): President Rice and Vice-President Sanders
Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee: President Rice and Director Bahringer
Task: The Technology Ad-Hoc Committee is responsible for pending technology infrastructure issues (hardware and software) in all departments.