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
Note: We would like to recruit at least 3 new board members during FY2016-17. If you have a passion for Mt. Adams and some time to devote to our occasional meetings and projects, please contact any one of us!
The Friends of Mount Adams organization has been officially granted federal Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status, so all donations are now tax-deductible! Our tax ID number (EIN) is 27-0665753.