Placer County Super Jennifer Montgomery sworn in, Randy Davis memorial |

Placer County Super Jennifer Montgomery sworn in, Randy Davis memorial

Photo courtesy Vicki Kahn

A group of North Tahoe and Truckee supporters and friends got up early last Tuesday to make the trek down to Auburn for an 8:30 a.m. swearing- in ceremony for the new Placer County Supervisor of the 5th district, Jennifer Montgomery. Montgomery edged out Bruce Kranz last November for the Supervisor seat, winning with 55 percent of the vote to Kranz’s 45 percent. She is the first female supervisor representing District 5. Montgomery and her husband Dan live on Donner Summit.

Montgomery looked relaxed and professional as she took her oath, sporting a newly shorn look and wearing a red blazer over a tailored grey shirt- waist dress. There were many cheers after the ceremony and a quick photo op’. Then it was all down to business…

Spotted in the audience were TRPA board member Mara Bresnick, TCPUD board member Judy Friedman, Theresa May Duggan, field representative Steve Kastan, new NLTRA board president Alex Mourelatos, NLTRA executive director Steve Teshara, Ron Treabess of the NLTRA, Dave Wilderotter of Tahoe Dave’s, TCDA director Justin Broglio, Jan Colyer, Rob and Kim Haswell, Kathryn Dunning, Meea Kang, John and Helen Foster, Lynne Larson, Carol Savary, Roger Kahn, and former California congressional candidate Charlie Brown.

Alpine Meadows ski resort will celebrate the re-naming of Blue Trail to “Werner’s Schuss” on Wednesday, Jan. 21 with a ribbon cutting at 8:30 a.m. sharp. The run will be named after Werner Schuster, who started out as the director of skiing at Alpine Meadows back in the early 60s and continued his career at Alpine Meadows as the Vice President of Marketing through 1997. Melanie Jackson came up with the winning name for the run…

This Sunday evening Jan. 18 there will be a benefit for Randy Davis, the 21-year-old Tahoe City resident who died Christmas Day skiing at Squaw Valley. Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, across from Safeway in Tahoe City, will cook up a pasta feed like no other from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be music and a raffle with lots of cool prizes including rafting trips, lodging packages and ski items. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children. The money raised will go to the Randy Davis Memorial Fund. Awards from the Randy Davis Memorial Fund will be given annually to local Tahoe/Truckee skiers to fund summer training camps. Randy himself would have loved such a scholarship, as he spent summers at the Olympic Park in Park City ” training to achieve his goal of being a world-class ski aerialist. Recipients will be selected annually with presentation of the award at the end-of-the-season Squaw Valley Freestyle Team Party. Randy was notorious for attending this event dressed to the nines. One year, he showed up in a three-piece zoot-suit. RSVP to Susan Baldwin at 330-3592.

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