Barbara Myers has strong ties to local schools, library

After retiring from a Fortune 100 company, the Myers family moved to Del Mar in 1985. Barbara Myers became involved in the Del Mar schools when daughter Amy started kindergarten in 1989. She continued volunteering in the schools as son Andrew went through elementary school and became PTA president at Del Mar Heights School, where she held a variety of volunteer positions.

In 1998, Myers was elected to the Del Mar School Board, and she served eight years as a trustee. She was also a board member on the Del Mar Foundation and served as its president for two years during her six-year term.

Today, Myers is a member of the Friends of the Del Mar Library board, where she served as president from 2006 to 2008.

What brought you to Del Mar?

Finding the right house in 1985 to offer our family enough space ... and the ocean.

What makes this town special to you?

It’s the small-town feel and being near the water.

If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in the area?

I’d like to see a traffic plan that moves traffic through the city and not around it. I would also like to see stores that offer residents the necessities for everyday life.

Who or what inspires you?

Honesty and integrity.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

The party would bring together John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Walter Cronkite, Tim Russert, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.

Tell us about what you are currently reading.

That’s the “The Tenth Justice” by Brad Meltzer.

What is your most-prized possession?

Family photographs and photos of our great travels.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I like going to the movies and reading.

Please describe your greatest accomplishment.

That would be raising two wonderful children who are responsible, caring and good citizens.

What is your motto or philosophy of life?

To be a good parent, wife, and friend, and to give back to my community.