Carol Severin is the new president of the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors for the year 2012. A resident of Castro Valley, Carol is a retired professor of recreation from San Francisco State University. She has been on the Park District board since 1994, representing: Castro Valley, Hayward, Union City, and portions of Fremont, Pleasanton and Dublin. Prior to that, she served 14 years as a board member of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Carol has held statewide positions with the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts, and is currently on the Board of Directors of that organization. She has been a board member of California Special Districts Association and treasurer and director of the California Park and Recreation Society. Carol Severin succeeds Beverly Lane of Danville, who served as board president during 2011.