How FOMA Got Started
FOMA, originally called Friends of Pahto (Mt. Adams Yakama name) was started in the mid 1970’s by Darryl and Darvel Lloyd, longtime Mt. Adams protection activists. A September 2004 Hood River Meadows proposal for a large ski area resort on Mt. Adams Yakama Nation land energized the organization to become a more formal group. Darryl Lloyd and other board members developed a campaign to stop the resort, including tribal leader visits, rallying support, producing information for the Yakama Nation Tribal Council and newspaper. The Yakama Nation decided not to approve the ski area proposal in the fall of 2004.
As of March 15, 2017, our active board members are:
- Bill Weiler, Lyle
- Laurie Wilhite, Goldendale
- Jocelyn Akins, Hood River
- Darryl Lloyd, Hood River – Conservation Director
- Darvel Lloyd, Portland – Chair
- Dean Myerson, The Dalles – Treasurer
- Jurgen Hess, Hood River (former Chair)
- Alec Maule, White Salmon – Vice-Chair
The Friends of Mount Adams organization is a federal Non-Profit with 501(c)(3) status, so all donations are tax-deductible! Our tax ID number (EIN) is 27-0665753.