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Sonora, CA — Sonora native Mark Bergstrom admits that he is blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the executive director of the Sonora Area Foundation.

Friday Bergstrom was officially named to succeed the retiring Mick Grimes effective February 17.

When asked what appeal the job held Bergstrom commented, "I’m excited about returning to Tuolumne County and I’ve had a number of senior management positions and I look forward to getting back to this community and speaking to the community about the value and benefits of participating in the foundation."

Bergstrom added, "More importantly will be the opportunity to go out into the community and meet with other non-profits, educational and social service institutions and learn what people’s needs are."

Bergstrom has a B.A. in geography from U.C. Davis and has completed graduate work in urban geography from Cal State Northridge.

Grimes will remain on board for a transitional period that will come to an end May 1.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com