Lompoc Theatre Project adds four new board members

During its annual membership meeting Sept. 22, the nonprofit Lompoc Theatre Project membership elected four new board members and renewed terms for two existing board members.

The new board members are Lompoc residents Michelle Ball, Raymond Down, Jenelle Osborne and Nancy Shaw. Founding members Carol Benham and Jack Carmean, also of Lompoc, were also re-elected to continuing seats on the nine-member board of directors.

We’re delighted with the addition of these four talented, dedicated Lompoc residents to our board of directors,” said Mark Herrier, LTP president. “We’re stronger than we’ve ever been and are ready to hit the ground running when we take possession of the theater later this year.”

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One big step closer to taking ownership of Lompoc Theater

After more than three years of wrangling over ownership and liens on the downtown Lompoc Theatre, the Lompoc City Council voted Tuesday to sell its $700,000 deed of trust on the theater to the nonprofit Lompoc Theatre Project for one dollar.

The sale of the deed for $1 to the Lompoc Theatre Project will allow the nonprofit to proceed with an uncontested foreclosure on the theater’s current owner, Lompoc Housing and Community Development Corporation (LHCDC). The foreclosure process is expected to take about 90 days, according to Mark Herrier, President of the Lompoc Theatre Project.

"For the first time since this organization has been formed, we finally control our own fate, and have the ball in our hands,” he said.

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