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Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Hortencia Lemus, President

Jose Favela, Vice President

Patricia Carranza, Treasurer

Yuliana Gatica, Secretary

Board of Trustees by Region

West Region
  • Hortencia Lemus, President
  • Elizabeth Calderon
  • Yaneth Carrillo
  • PC Liaison
  • Kayce Ramirez
East Region
  • Yuliana Gatica, Secretary
  • Patricia Carranza
  • Jose Favela
  • Raul Navarrete
  • Karla Pineda
In Loving Memory of Charlotte Villarreal-Natale

Charlotte Villarreal- Natale went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, ­­ after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis lung disease. Charlotte dedicated over 50 years to advocating for migrant children and human and civil rights. Her passion for advocacy began after losing her first-born daughter to a devastating accident at the Marsing Labor Camp in 1966. She began working with Idaho Farm Workers, Inc. in 1967 providing services to migrant children. At the time of her death, she continued to represent Head Start migrant children by serving on the Board of Trustees at CC Idaho. Charlotte was employed with CC Idaho administration for many years in Migrant Head Start as well as completing many Federal Reviews for Region 12 Head Start on the federal level. She moved to Ohio in 1990 to develop the Migrant Head Start Program for Texas Migrant Council and moved back to Idaho in 1996. She served on WICAP and CC Idaho Head Start Policy Councils as a community representative. She was employed with the local Marsing School District in 2000 until 2010 administrating federal programs including Migrant education, Limited English Program, Title I, USDA food service, etc where she succeeded in bringing additional programs for migrant and low-income children of the district. She just received a 50-year Recognition Award from CC Idaho for her tremendous advocacy commitment within the farm working community. It was an honor to have her on CC Idaho’s team.

Board of Trustees Meetings – 2019/2020

October 26, Meridian

November 23, Video Conference

December 21, Video Conference

January 18, Twin Falls

February 22, Video Conference

March 21, Idaho Falls

April 18, Video Conference

May 16, Twin Falls

June 27, Video Conference


The Community Council of Idaho is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in participating on our Board of Trustees. The composition of the Board of Trustees has changed to a tri-partite board which will be made up of 9-15 members including one policy council member.

Please submit your application electronically below or click here to print off an application to deliver or mail in to the central office. The CC Idaho Board meets on a monthly basis in Caldwell, Twin Falls or Idaho Falls. Board members are eligible to receive reasonable reimbursements for travel expenses based on General Services Administration.

Please submit your information if you would like to be considered for nomination to the Community Council of Idaho Board of Trustees.




    1/3 of the board members are official members of business - industry - labor - religous - law enforcement - education or other major group and interests in the community served with preference given in the categories below:
  • Briefly describe your place of business - or place of employment. Tell what - if any - the relationship of your business or professional involvement is with regard to farmworkers and low-income people.
  • Please provide a brief synopsis about yourself - your background - etc..... So that the committee can gain a feeling of who you are - what your experiences have been. You might include such details as your family background - your educational experiences - any previous experience with Community Council of Idaho or other programs for low-income people.
  • Make every effort to move the organization toward fulfillment of its promise to the disadvantaged. Fulfill operational and programmatic responsibilities. Be fully informed of all relevant matters read all materials that are sent via mail before the board meets. Attend board meetings participate in the meetings and be respectful at all times to your peers at the board level. Accept assignments on committees. Continually assess whether the Board is organized adequately to fulfill its role of community leadership.
  • After submitting this form a member of the CC Idaho staff will contact you so that you may submit written authorization for CC Idaho to conduct a criminal background check. Your application will not be considered until this approval has been given. Please enter "YES" below if you agree to participate in a criminal background check.