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A Community Fair for Napa County Nonprofits Seeking Prospective Board Members

Leadership Napa Valley and Napa Valley College Present Napa Valley Board PICK on October 23, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
A Community Fair for Napa County Nonprofits Seeking Prospective Board Members

OCTOBER 7, 2019, NAPA, CA – Members of the public who reside in Napa County are invited to connect with the executive leadership of more than 25 nonprofit organizations at the 2019 Napa Valley Board PICK on Wednesday, October 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Napa Valley College.

Representatives from Napa County and local municipalities will also be in attendance, providing information on how residents can apply to serve on civic commissions and advisory committees. 

Now in its third year, Napa Valley Board PICK brings together prospective board candidates and established 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations seeking new board members. Board PICK offers a unique opportunity for Napa Valley community members to demonstrate their Passion, Interest, Commitment, and Knowledge (their PICK) and directly connect with the leadership of different Napa-based nonprofits all in one place. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about local nonprofits and find out if they have what is needed to serve on the board of directors of key community organizations, putting their skills, experience and cultural background to use at the leadership level. 

“From arts and culture and animal welfare to youth and elder services, with health, education, recreation and the environment in between, there is truly a great Napa based nonprofit for every interest and passion participating in this year’s Board PICK,” said Leadership Napa Valley board member Lissa Gibbs, an event co-organizer.

“Board PICK is a great way for nonprofits and the college to connect with the community on a whole new level,” explained Napa Valley College senior dean and Leadership Napa Valley graduate Bob Van Der Velde. “The college is excited to once again be part of this important annual event connecting volunteers with much needed professional skills to board leadership positions at so many wonderful organizations serving our community.”

In addition to representatives from Napa County and municipal civic commissions, leaders from the following Napa County nonprofit organizations will be available to meet interested members of the public: Buckelew Programs; California Native Plant Society; CASA, A Voice for Children; Child Start; Collabria Care; Community Resources for Children; COPE Family Center; Friends of the Napa City-County Library; If Given A Chance Foundation; Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch; Moving Forward Towards Independence; Napa Center for Thought & Culture; Napa County Resource Conservation District; Napa Farmers Market; Napa Humane; Napa Valley Education Foundation; Napa Valley State Park Association; Napa Valley Support Services; Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition; ParentsCAN; Share the Care; Sing Napa Valley; Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay; Teens Connect; and ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Napa Valley.

This free community event, co-organized by Leadership Napa Valley and Napa Valley College, will take place in the Paul Ash Lobby of the Napa Valley College Performing Art Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway on the Napa Valley College main campus. For more information, please contact Napa Valley College at 707-256-7500. Prospective board members are encouraged (but not required) to RSVP online via Eventbrite: 

About Leadership Napa Valley

Now in its 33rd year, Leadership Napa Valley (LNV) began in 1987. The program annually selects class members from a diverse cross-section of Napa Valley applicants. During the nine-month program, class members develop leadership skills and learn teamwork and experience the many different pieces, from government to nonprofits that make Napa County such a special place to live. In the practicum portion of the program, they work in teams to develop meaningful projects intended to have a lasting positive impact on the community. Today, LNV is recognized as one of the best leadership training experiences in the country. To date, more than 800 people have graduated from the program with a deeper commitment to making Napa Valley a better place to live, work and grow. To learn more, visit

About Napa Valley College
Napa Valley College prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world. The college is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved. The college serves students and the community in the following areas:  transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes. Napa Valley College is located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway in Napa. Learn more at


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