Holtville

Holtville Community Fund 
 

The following community leaders from Holtville are helping us build an Advisory Committee for the Holtville Community Fund. Please let them know if you are interested in supporting the Holtville Community Fund, or contact our office (760) 336-0055.

  • Jim Predmore
  • David Bradshaw
  • Alex Meyerhoff
  • Alex Silva
  • Manuel DeLeon
  • Sam Hilfiker
  • Albert Valenzuela
  • Christina Toten
  • Betty Predmore
  • Norm Chandler
  • Marv Wood
  • Jack Vessey
  • Jim Predmore

    James Predmore was born on May 5, 1956 in Seattle, Washington.  He has lived most of his life in Southern California as his parents moved from Everett, Washington to Glendora, California when he was 18 months old.  He graduated from Glendora High School in 1974.
     
    His first job was at the age of 15, when he started working at his dad’s auto repair shop.  At 17, he got a job at a Ralph’s grocery store where he worked for a couple of years until transferring to their warehouse and working for 10 years.  In his late 20’s he changed careers and started working in the automobile industry and worked in that industry for 15 years, managing all different aspects on the service side from assistant service manager to used car service manager and then used car manager.
     
     In 2001, he moved to Holtville to be closer to his brother. In 2004, he became an employee of Turning Point.  One of the greatest rewards of working for Turning Point was that he found by helping others, he helped himself.  He worked at Turning Point until 2008. It was at Turning Point that he met his wife, Betty, where they worked together helping others through the many outreaches the ministry is involved in.  It was through participating in these outreaches and being a part of helping this community that he found his real love for the City of Holtville and a desire to become an active, involved member of this community.
     
    Betty and James married in 2008, and have raised 10 children together.
     
    In 2009, James and Betty received a phone call asking if they would consider fostering a child in need and they decided that would be an awesome experience.  They filled out the paperwork, did the inspections, and waited for the call.  When the call came, they were surprised to hear that the agency was looking for foster parents for THREE children, siblings they were trying to unite in one home.  They took the leap of faith and fostered these children for almost 2 years.  They then decided to make them a permanent part of their family and on December 30, 2012, they celebrated their Adoption Day.
     
    James began working at the Holtville Tribune in 2009 as the website editor and started taking photographs and covering local events.  This raised his interest in what was happening in the community.  In March of 2009 he was appointed to the Holtville Planning Commission and served as Chairperson of that committee.  On November 6th 2012 he was elected to the Holtville City Council.  He also serves on other committees related to their City government.  He is the Senior Elder at Turning Point Life Center and also a board member of the Green and Gold Hall of Fame and the Holtville Little League.
     
    He has fallen in love with the City of Holtville and greatly appreciates being able to serve this city as a member of the City Council.  He is excited to see Holtville prosper with new businesses and housing, bringing in more tax revenue to improve parks and community centers.  By building on the family-friendly reputation that Holtville has, he hopes to attract young families, build up school populations, and see his city thrive.
  • David Bradshaw

    David Bradshaw is an assistant manager in Imperial Irrigation District’s Water Department in charge of planning and technical services.  Bradshaw joined the District in 1995 as a Water Management Specialist working in the Irrigation Management Unit and served as supervisor of the unit for several years.  His primary duties have been with water conservation and salinity mitigation projects.
     
    A native of Northern California, Bradshaw earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology in 1989 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
    He is a past president and current member of Holtville Rotary, and serves as a board member on the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage.  He is currently serving his second term on the Holtville City Council.
     
    The Irrigation Association has certified him as an Agricultural Irrigation Specialist.
     
    His favorite hobbies include boating, fishing, golfing, and camping.  He loves the Imperial Valley and is proud to be a part of the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.
  • Alex Meyerhoff

     

     

  • Alex Silva

     

     

  • Manuel DeLeon

  • Sam Hilfiker

     

     

  • Albert Valenzuela

  • Christina Toten

     

     

  • Betty Predmore

    Elizabeth “Betty” Predmore is a Licensed & Certified Christ-Based Counselor, Director, and Small Group Facilitator for Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN), a non-profit community service organization for women. She also serves as Financial Secretary for Turning Point Ministries.
     
    She has been Vice-President of Holtville Pop Warner and Holtville Takedown Jr. Wrestling Club, a Member of the Holtville Chamber of Commerce,  Commissioner for the Imperial Valley Housing Authority, and President of Soroptimist International of Holtville.
     
    She has been recognized as the Center for Family Solutions Woman of the Year 2013 and the Holtville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2003.  
    Her hobbies are camping, hiking, and water sports with her family.  
     
    She is devoted to improving the lives of women in her community.
     
  • Norm Chandler

     

     

  • Marv Wood

  • Jack Vessey