Term: 3 years
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Community service experience: Guerneville Community Alliance (Volunteer)
Platform: My priorities are getting as much of our TOT (tourism occupancy tax) to be spent here as possible, continuing to work with law enforcement and the District Attorney's office for a safe community, continue to advocate to get homeless people out of illegal encampments and into legal shelter and to reduce fire and water quality hazards associated with illegal homeless encampments.
Goal(s): My goal has always been to try and make the community healthy and safe for everyone. I would like to see the diverse fabric of this community thrive, and for us to retain our unique character as we improve our quality of life. I believe there needs to be a healthy balance. We need everyone to have a home, especially our local workers who are essential to our local economy.
Term: 2 years
Occupation: Vacation Rental Manager, Russian River Vacation Homes
Community service experience: Redwood Empire Remodelers Association (Vice President, President), American Institute of Architects (Communications Director), Russian River Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer)
Platform: I know that everyone will be watching to see if the MAC will be successful or not, so it will be critical to get some quick wins and show everyone that this idea can work. I would also like to get a list of priorities together that can be divided into short, medium and long term projects and vet that through the community.
Goal(s): If elected to the MAC, I see the following issues as ones we might take on: affordable housing, jobs and training, businesses, tasting rooms, parking, tourism, traffic, safety and blight. I don't have answers or solutions to offer, as these are very complex issues, but I know that with invested MAC representatives and community involvement, that we can help inform the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on our issues and hopefully come up with solutions to improve our neighborhoods.
Term: 2 years
Occupation: Registered Nurse, Life Coach
Community service experience: Memorial Hospital Bioethics Forum and Hospice Board of Directors (Team Member, Consultant), Guerneville Community Church (Youth Leader), Guerneville Elementary School (Classroom Volunteer), Empowerment Center (Member, Music Team), Grace Fellowship Church (Youth Leader, Men's Group Leader, Street Ministry)
Platform: Whatever role I am in, I focus on relationships. I have lots of ideas that I can share without getting upset if they are not chosen for action or if they get changed. I would like to provide links between the creative citizens of Guerneville and the Board of Supervisors and the businesses in our county. I'd like to help establish community efforts over time, so as new people come into the community or into office, everything won't get reinvented.
Goal(s): To help the Board of Supervisors better understand the issues of the Lower Russian River on the grassroots level, to help advocate for people whose voices are not well heard and to promote unity and respect among all our citizens.
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