Invited by CPHF founding Board member Dolly Farnsworth, Betty was very intrigued with the intent and purpose and thought it had great potential. In the short history of the Foundation, she believes much has been accomplished and she firmly believes CPHF will do even more for the community going forward.
Betty’s experience and involvement as a volunteer leader on the Kenai Peninsula includes president of the PTA, Chairman of the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission, member of the Kenai City Council, Vice-mayor of Kenai, Vice-chairman of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman of Junior Achievement, Citizen of the Month, Billiken Business and Professional Women’s Club Woman of the Year, member of the Peninsula Petroleum Wives Club, Past President of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, Past President of the Alaska Municipal League, Past President of the Western Interstate Region Board of Directors representing 16 Western Public Lands States, Alaska’s Representative to the National Association of Counties Board of Directors, Past President of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, and is currently the Chairman of both the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Equalization and the Board of Adjustment. She has also served and supported many non-profit organizations and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Foundation Board. In 1981 Betty was recognized in the “Who’s Who of American Women” for her dedication to her community and to Alaska. She and her husband Carl moved to the Kenai in 1962.