Carol Michael has been a resident of the Boardman community since 1992. She is a retired Associate Professor, OSU Extension Service for Morrow County, and she is the first Executive Director of the Boardman Chamber of Commerce. Her community activities include involvement with the Oregon Heritage Commission; North Morrow Community Foundation; Morrow Co. Historical Society: Morrow Co. Cultural Coalition; Morrow County Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Observations. In 2007, she was a co-recipient of an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for the making of ”Higher Ground," a DVD about the moving of Boardman Community to avoid being flooded by water behind John Day Dam. She requested and administered funding from Morrow County Cultural Coalition to preserve the 120 page collection of Sam Boardman’s personal correspondence, and to develop a small memorial garden near the graves of Sam and Anna Belle Boardman, in Boardman’s Riverview Cemetery.