College foundation adds two members to its board



Two Clark County business and civic leaders — Jeanne Firstenburg and Renee Nutter — have been appointed to serve on the board of the Clark College Foundation.

“The addition of these new board members strengthens the backgrounds and experiences of our foundation board,” said Bruce Davidson, chairman of the foundation, a nonprofit group that serves as the fundraising arm of Clark College.

Firstenburg was recently appointed as president of First Independent, the region’s largest privately owned bank. She is also active in many community organizations and was named a 2009 Woman of Achievement by Clark College and YWCA Clark County.

Nutter is a lifetime resident of the Vancouver area. She and her husband, Jerry, both attended Clark College. She has served on several local committees and boards involving youth, education and activities. In 2007, she became the director of Dozer Days, an event that hosts more than 20,000 visitors and raises money for local children’s charities. Since 2008, Nutter has served on the education advisory board of the Washington Policy Center.