Geyserville businessman and community leader Harry Bosworth has been elected chairman of Friends of Lake Sonoma, the non-profit organization that supports the educational and visitor service programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Sonoma.
Other officers elected at the group’s annual board meeting earlier in June were Jayson Collard of Petaluma, vice president; Tony Pettis of Windsor, treasurer; Gordon Amreim of Santa Rosa, recording secretary; and Donna Meier of Hopland, corresponding secretary. The organization also hired Jane Hodges Young, an independent marketing and public relations consultant, as its part-time executive director.
Friends of Lake Sonoma, for nearly 30 years, has worked hand-in-hand with the USACE to promote the plentiful and diverse educational and recreational usage of Lake Sonoma, which was formed with the construction of Warm Springs Dam in the early 1980s. It is the home of the Congressman Don Clausen Fish Hatchery, a state-of-the-art facility that was built to replace and enhance the spawning grounds of salmon and steelhead trout, and is also the largest freshwater recreational area in Sonoma County.
Bosworth has been a volunteer and board member of the organization almost since its inception and most recently served as vice president. He is the third-generation owner of Bosworth and Son General Merchandise in Geyserville, where he is active with both the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce and the Geyserville Historical Society.