In Nov 2018, I was elected as the first female Mayor of Del Rey Oaks. I proudly serve as the DRO’s representative on the:
I also serve on the Monterey County Housing Coalition and DRO Finance Committee.
I Co-founded Sustainable Del Rey Oaks.
Prior to being elected I:
My work as a Federal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Action Officer at the Naval Postgraduate School, helps grow the next generation workforce to keep our country and armed forces safe and on the forefront of innovation. The programs I developed and manage have provided hands-on research opportunities for over 700 high school, community college and university students. Until recently, I was also an NPS research institute Program Manager, overseeing projects that included humanitarian disaster relief and energy as a national security issue.
I have a B.A. in Human Communications from California State University, Monterey Bay.
I was a 2010 graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula.
In recognition of my professional accomplishments, I was awarded the President’s Partnership Award from Hartnell College.
The League of California Cities Women's Caucus recently recognized me as a Women of Influence
During my first term, I successfully made good on my promises. The city now has our first-ever reserve fund, paid off a $500,000 debt, finally joined Monterey Bay Community Power, stopped advancement of proposed Airport access road and put solar panels on City Hall.
I stand committed to:
The global pandemic and wildfires will change our future forever. We need new thinking and new solutions to tackle the rapidly evolving social, economic and environmental changes.
When faced with these crises, I acted promptly with calm, skill and compassion. My response included supporting business and renter protections, as well as weekly emails and Zoom “Community Campfires” for information sharing and community building.
My efforts have led to the highest level of civic participation in the last 2 decades. Tapping into our residents passions and interests, the Mayor Advisory Committees for Sustainability, Arts & Culture, Parks, and Emergency Response have been highly successful.
As a Finance Committee member, I will continue to lead the city with wise and cautious fiscal decision-making.
Climate Change is real! City decisions must take this into account. We need to protect as much greenspace as possible. Affordable housing must be net-zero or better yet, net-positive.
A partial list includes:
Monterey County New Progressives, Public Water Now • William Monning • Mark Stone • Supervisors Jane Parker and Mary Adams • Mayors Delgado, Oglesby, Peake • Councilmembers Berkley, Haffa, Williamson, McAdams, Campbell, Wizard • Former Council Buckley-Smith, Kaplan, Ventimoglia, Selfridge • Planning Commissioners Kreeger, Wood • MPUSD Trustees Myles, Root Askew • MPC Trustees Green, Anderson • MPWMD Directors Riley, Edwards, Evans, Lewis (former) • Marina Coast Water District Directors Moore, Shriner, Hefferman • Regional Parks Ward 3 Director Raskoff • Local leaders Drs. Roberts, Palumbi, Fernandez.
Neighbors Stephen Abage, Joe Acayan, Whitney Aguiniga, Nancy Allison, Brooke Bailey, Irene Barlich, Justin Barnes, Gail & Jay Bartow, Beverly & Steve Bean, Ron Beckett, Helen Birdsongs, Ron Blacker, Debbie Blakesley, Irene Branch, Roxane Ezcurra, Nicole & Ryan Bulich, Alexis Bunten, Chris Campbell, Anne & David Canright, Ruth Campos, Miriam Chavez, Gary & Michelle Childs, Ken Chitpanich, Lisa Coburn, Ethan Collings, Raven Cook, Rita Costa-Hollmann, Catherine Crockett ...
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