Board Update: Farewell to Beatriz Ordaz, Welcome April Taylor

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USFWC Board Members for the 2022-2024 term take seat in November of 2022. Beatriz Ordaz (top row, fourth from left) was elected in 2022 and stepped down in December of 2023 to focus on her coop, Voces de Nashville.

It is with gratitude that we say farewell to USFWC Board Member Beatriz Ordaz. Betty stepped down in December to focus on her cooperative, Voces de Nashville. During her time on the board, Betty brought critical perspective from immigrant-led and Spanish-dominant coops and helped us deepen our commitment to making the board a completely bilingual space. Her contributions and feedback helped us build out systems that allow Spanish-dominant board members to more fully contribute to the board’s critical role leading the federation’s mission. Her impact will be felt for years to come. Learn more about Betty on our past board members page here.

Help us welcome April Taylor of Solidarity Research Center to the USFWC Board of Directors. April was appointed by the board to fill the remainder of Betty’s term, which ends in 2024. April is a Black queer Appalachian organizer with two decades of grassroots organizing dedicated to the intersection of racial and economic justice. She brings to the board her on-the-ground experience building community-owned and community-governed structures. Additionally, she has a broad landscape view through her work with the Southern Movement Assembly’s Governance Council and the Highlander Research and Education Center. Learn more about April on the USFWC Board of Directors page on our website.

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