Michael and Diane Kriletich with Paz
At our 2011 annual meeting, the Foothill Conservancy’s members re-elected incumbent directors Rick Torgerson, Laurie Webb, Jane O’Riordan, and Susan Bragstad to positions on the organization’s board of directors. The corporate board sets policy for the organization and oversees overall operations.
At the October Board of Directors meeting, the directors appointed Michael Kriletich of Paloma (Calaveras County) to the board. Michael is the immediate past board president of the Resource Connection, a large nonprofit agency providing social services to residents of Amador and Calaveras counties.
A native of Oakland, Michael has lived in the foothills since 1985. He served as a jailer/dispatcher in the Amador County Sheriff’s Department and later headed the county Probation Department. He then moved on to become Calaveras County’s chief probation officer before retiring in 2009. In addition to serving our communities in the area of criminal justice and victim services, Michael has served as a director of the Mark Twain Health Care District, 39th District Agricultural Association (Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jump), the Calaveras County Economic Development Board, the Calaveras Human Resource Council, and as 4-H Council president. He holds a degree in management from the University of Phoenix.
Michael and his wife Diane, the retired Calaveras Adult Tutoring manager, have been stalwart volunteers in our effort to protect the Mokelumne River. Their two sons, Sean and Wade, live in Amador County. The family enjoys farming, backpacking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.
We are grateful to our returning directors for their willingness to continue to serve our organization and to Michael for coming on board.