Occupation: Scotts Valley Councilmember / Retired Police Sergeant
When I joined the City of Scotts Valley 48 years ago, we had no stoplights and only four employees. There were so few staff; I doubled as police dispatcher and secretary to the City Council and Planning Commission. A lot has changed over time, but we still have a unique quality of life and community spirit that is very rare and worth protecting.
I’m a graduate of Santa Cruz High and Gavilan College Police Academy, a retired SVPD Sergeant, and city employee of 40 years. I served as Vice President of our Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, President of the Fallen Officer Foundation, and am active in community groups. I was named the 2011 Scotts Valley Woman of the Year in recognition of service to my community.
Since having been elected to City Council, currently serving as Mayor, I’ve demonstrated my commitment to the City during tough economic times. I’ve worked to control spending while maintaining a balanced budget and protecting City services.
If re-elected, I will continue to advocate for seniors, place emphasis on economic development to support our economy, work with water agencies on sustainable groundwater and work to bring high-speed internet/fiber to Scotts Valley. I will also continue my support of police and to preserve the unequaled quality of life that makes Scotts Valley so special.
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