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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The BEC Board of Directors determines policies, procedures and regulations for the conduct of the organization, helps in raising funds to finance BEC and its programs, promotes BEC in the community, and monitors its organizational performance. Terms are three years running with the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) with a maximum of three consecutive terms (9 years).   

BEC Board

Job duties include attendance of at least half of the yearly board meetings, participation in at least one (1) committee, and volunteering at BEC special events.  Board members will have opportunities to understand and make a difference on local and regional issues that impact our air, water, land and people.  Only BEC members are eligible to serve on the Board or on Committees.


Every June at BEC we have our annual Board of Directors election. Members have the opportunity to vote for the individuals that will help lead BEC in the future. Members also have the opportunity to serve on the BEC Board!


If you are interested in being part of the BEC leadership team please submit a Board Member Application and your bio for the ballot. Our Executive Director will be in touch with you once we have received your application. Voting will take place over two weeks, from Wednesday June, 1 to Wednesday June, 14. Most BEC members will receive a digital ballot via email, while our "analog" members will receive a paper ballot in the mail.


Any current BEC members interested in serving BEC are encouraged to apply.  For any questions about serving on the board call our office at 891-6424.


If you are interested in serving on the BEC Board of Directors, please download and complete this Board Member Application form and submit by email to the BEC Board Chair.  If you have questions or would like to learn more about serving on the BEC board, please call and we'll be happy to discuss.

Meet our Current Board of Directors

Scott Grist, Acting Chair, Co-Chair

Scott Grist, BEC Board Member

Scott came to Chico in 2002 and quickly fell in love with all the natural areas that surround the community. While earning a degree in Geology at CSU Chico, he frequently went camping and backpacking in nearby wilderness areas. These adventures lead Scott to teaching and involvement in nature education and advocacy. He has designed outdoor programs for at-risk teens as a Counselor at the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club. He is trained in Wilderness Survival and holds local workshops teaching outdoor skills to adults. He leads regular Edible & Medicinal Plant Walks in Bidwell Park and currently works at the GRUB CSA farm growing local organic veggies for the community. He is inspired to contribute to a team that has over 40 years of environmental advocacy behind them.

Rebecca Holden, Secretary

I worked as Assistant Director at BEC until October 2017. I am dedicated to promoting waste-zero lifestyles and a cleaner environment. I  work at Recology as the Waste-Zero Specialist. I would like to add to the momentum that BEC has in our community. I believe in the mission and want to constructively insert my ideas and energy. BEC is a dynamic team of environmentally-minded community champions and I am honored to continue my service to this great organization as a Board member.

Katie Beeson, Treasurer

Bio to be added soon!

Paige Gimbal
Paige moved to Chico in 1973. She is wife to Kim, mother to Danielle and companion to her funny border collie, Linus. She completed her undergraduate studies at CSU, Chico with a degree in Agriculture & Irrigation Science in 1978 and has worked in the irrigation industry for 38 years, specializing in pump systems, reclaim water use, water use efficiency, rainwater harvesting and water conservation. She advocates for non-irrigation in the built environment and believes we need to use art instead of water to create community spaces.  Paige is grateful to have worked with Chico Community Gardens Project (1974-1976) and to be a founding member of BEC (1975-1976). Paige is passionate about building community and bringing people together.

Jane Martin

Having known and worked with several of BEC's past and present leaders and board members, I have seen what it takes to the events and awesome projects BEC has led. I am passionate about protecting the environment and would like to teach and share that passion with others. I joined the board because, now more than ever, it's time to take stewardship of our home!

Danielle Baxter

Bio to be added soon!

Jared Geiser

Bio to be added soon!

Bryce Goldstein

Bio to be added soon!

Mark Stemen

Bio to be added soon!

Interested in serving on the BEC Board?

Board elections take place every June and any current BEC member is eligible to stand for office.  Vacancies may sometimes be available between elections, in which case an interested applicant could be appointed to the BEC Board.  Download and complete this Board Member Application form and submit by email to the Acting Board Chair.  Please call the BEC office at (530) 891-6424 for inquiries.
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