History Museum Appoints New Board Members

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 15, 2021) Los Altos History Museum announces the election of three new members to its board of directors, and the 2021-2022 executive committee officers. Beginning their three-year term on July 1, 2021, the newly elected board members are Gerri Acers, Kelly Davis and Alex Wang.

“A number of board members have termed off this year, and we were looking for candidates with strong professional credentials to provide responsible oversight to the Museum for years to come,” said Executive Director Elisabeth Ward. “We so appreciate all our board members for their service to the community.”

Gerri Acers, a Los Altos resident for 43 years, is a former teacher and school administrator in the San Mateo/Foster City School District for 28 years. Her career also included 15 years with the New Teacher Center, a national education nonprofit mentoring teachers. Gerri is a member of the Foothill College Commission, Mountain View/Los Altos Scholars, Los Altos Rotary and the Museum’s Education Committee. She holds a masters degree in Public Administration from Santa Clara University.

Kelly Davis is a Client Development Officer for Boston Private, based in Los Altos. Earlier, she spent 15 years as Regional Manager at Heritage Bank of Commerce. She is on the board of the Foothill-DeAnza Foundation and has served on the boards of the Los Altos Village Association, the Endowment Fund of the Junior League Palo Alto-MidPeninsula, the Palo Alto Red Cross and is a member of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Wang, a realtor in Silicon Valley since 1999, recently re-established his own brokerage, Rainmaker Real Estate. He is a UC Berkeley alum and a graduate of the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program at Stanford University. Alex resides in Los Altos with his wife and three children. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Alex has a passion for working across cultures and enjoys giving back through non-profit community charity work.

The 2021-2022 executive committee officers are:

President, Gary Hedden
1st Vice President, Larry Lang
2nd Vice President, Nicole Andrews
Secretary, Victoria Holman
Treasurer, Wayne Hooper

The Museum expresses their appreciation for the devoted service of retiring board members Marcia Adams, Carole Flores and Julia Lovin.

Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collections, permanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum is open Friday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The J. Gilbert Smith House remains temporarily closed. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, visit: losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

Media Contact: Marketing@losaltoshistory.org
Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org

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