Two local city leaders, Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci and Grandview City Administrator Cus Arteaga, were recently elected to the board of New Vision, the Yakima County Development Association.
A public-private non-profit corporation, New Vision's aim is to enhance Yakima Valley's economy, attracting new business and additional jobs to the area.
A third new appointment to the board of directors, Pete Matheson, General Manager of Granite Northwest, was also announced.
The announcement, made earlier this week, also noted the election of the following board officers:
Andrew Sundquist - President, Sundquist Fruit
Randy Fenich - Managing Partner, Moss Adams
Mike Gilmore -- President/CEO of Yakima Federal Savings & Loan
Dan Marples - Chief Operating Officer of Office at Horizon Distribution
Arteaga and Restucci were elected to fill vacant positions on the New Vision board. The positions are effective as of Jan. 1, 2011.