Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed several locals to the board of directors for the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.
Talibah Al-Rafiq, of San Andreas, Darrin Mills, of Murphys, Bob Trinchero, of Angels Camp, and Steven Wooster, of Copperopolis, have all been reappointed to the 39th District Agricultural Association of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Board of Directors. In addition, MaryBeth Ospital, of Valley Springs, has been newly appointed to the board.
Al-Rafiq has served on the board since 2004, Mills since 2009, Trinchero since 1999 and Wooster since 2010. Ospital has served as the community outreach coordinator at Cal-Waste Recovery Systems since 2013. Ospital is also an active member of Destination Angels Camp, Angels Camp Business Association, Wallace/Burson Association, Friends of the Fair, Valley Springs Area Business Association and the Galt Sunrise Rotary Club.
Al-Rafiq has been at the general manager at the Calaveras Enterprise since 2007 and is the chief executive officer/owner at the California Cashmere Co., since 1990. Mills has been the vice president at Distinctive Metals since 2000.
Trinchero was previously a partner and owner at Priority Realtors from 2007 to 2014. Before that, Trinchero was a developer and golf course manager at Greenhorn Creek Development Corp. from 1994 to 1999. From 1968 to 1996, he was a professor and university administrator at California State University, East Bay, from 1968 to 1993. He earned a doctorate degree in psychological measurement from Stanford University.
Wooster has been a rancher for Wooster Ranch since 2004.
An appointment to the board of directors for the 39th District Agricultural Association, Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is a volunteer position and does not require Senate confirmation.