WCWC Organizing Committee and Key Supporters

Jim Gubetta

Jim was a lifetime resident of Weed, past Mayor and City Councilman, homeowner, community historian, and former timber industry supervisor.  He served for 22 years as a member of the Air Pollution Control District Board. Jim was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017. Jim passed away on May 22, 2021.

bob hall

Bob Hall

Bob has lived in Weed since 1968. He is a homeowner, past mayor, has served several terms on the City Council, was named 2014 Weed Citizen of the Year and has a long history of volunteer community engagement. He was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

mary jackson

Mary Jackson

Mary was born and raised in Weed and is a long-time homeowner employed by Butteville Elementary School  District.  She is a member of the Cancer Society Relay for Life.  Mary is also one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

dave pearce

Dave Pearce

Dave was a 61 year resident and homeowner in Weed and a former Mayor and City Councilman. He was a persistent water rights researcher for WCWC and City of Weed and  one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.  Dave passed away on June 8, 2020.

jim taylor

Jim Taylor

President of WCWC
Jim has served as WCWC president since our founding. He has lived in Weed since 1964 and is a homeowner and retired businessman. He spent 21 years as a board member of the Weed Elementary School and is a 2-time Weed Citizen of the Year, a STEP board member and manager of the Weed Historic Lumber Museum. Jim was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

michael yates

Michael Yates

Michael is a lifelong Weed resident and Beaughan Springs domestic water user, a homeowner, and former former volunteer at the Weed Chamber of Commerce and Weed Museum. Michael served for five years as WCWC treasurer and was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

monica zinda

Monica Zinda

Monica was been a homeowner in Weed since 2007. She is a local artist, tile and mosaic contractor and serves on the Weed Planning Commissioner. She currently serves as WCWC treasurer and was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

vicki gold

Vicki Gold

Vicki has resided in Mount Shasta since 1995. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. She was a long time Board Member of the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, a founding member of the Weed Area Water Alliance (WAWA) and provided important campaign organizing support to WCWC.

angelina cook

Angelina Cook

Angelina has been living and working as a watershed advocate in the Mount Shasta area since 2005. Committed to collaboration, she works with the Upper Sacramento Regional Water Action Group,  a collaborative of local governing agencies, Non-governmental Organizations, and Tribes that administer and carry out an integrated water management plan for the upper Sacramento, McCloud, and Lower Pit River areas. Angelina has a Masters Degree in International Environmental Policy, specializing in climate change.

geneva omann

Geneva Omann

Geneva has lived in the Weed area since 2003 and was a member of the board of directors that oversees the Family and Community Resource Center of Weed. She is retired from the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School and has a doctorate degree in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota.

bruce shoemaker

Bruce Shoemaker

Bruce is a researcher on natural resource conflict issues with a focus on Southeast Asia and hydropower. He is also a landowner in Weed and a co-founder of the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture, a co-founder of Friends of the Shasta River and a founding board member of Inclusive Development International. Bruce is one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

raymond strack

Raymond Strack

Ray has lived in the Weed area since 2012. He is a homeowner and a self employed entrepreneur and consultant. Ray was one of the ‘Weed 9’ sued by Roseburg in 2017.

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