Sun. March 9, 1:00-2:30pmWhere:
Home of Greg Barrow and Carol Fusaro
119 Jalisco Street
Mon. March 31 7:00-8:30pmWhere:
Home of Dorothy Peterson
753 Plum Lane
Sunday, April 6, 2:00-3:30pmWhere:
1221 Kennedy Pl.
Rita Montes-Martin, host
Announcing my campaign for
Davis City Council!
(June 2014 election)
Friends and Neighbors,
I am very pleased to announce that I will be seeking a seat on the Davis City Council this June. I love Davis and would like to work together with you to reach a vision of Davis as a caring and livable community.
I am running because I would like to bring to the council over 8 years of public service experience on the Davis School Board. I also served for 10 years as a First Five Commissioner and as chair of the Yolo County Health Council. I am a public health nurse with experience as a visiting nurse, a professor, a public health administrator and I am currently the Executive Director of the non-profit, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. I bring local experience, understanding and caring across the arc of life to all of my service.
In order to meet our city's program and service goals our fiscal health needs careful attention. This includes both sides of the equation: spending and revenues. I am proud of our work as school board trustees. During my time on the board we weathered some difficult financial times while mindfully preserving valued programs by all working together toward our common goals and including the board, the staff and importantly the community. At the city we need to be innovative and support job growth consistent with other community values. We should aim for job growth that builds upon strengths of the university and our community. A research park, laboratories and production facilities, should be part of our future, and located in places that are supported by the community and consistent with wider economic and community goals.
As a community we need to understand that water is a precious resource. I would like to see citizens and the city become leaders in maintaining our trees and green city while conserving, recycling and re-using our water. More broadly I proudly support Davis' history of environmental leadership and I will continue this legacy with carefully planned, smart growth and infrastructure.
Finally, I strongly support an engaged community with leaders that are inclusive and exemplify civil discourse. We can close local gaps in service by working together with all levels of government, our non-profits and our business community. In my work with the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance we have been able to address senior issues at no or very little additional cost by bringing together all providers of service and coordinating our efforts.
I invite you to join me as we move Davis forward – together striving for a caring and livable community.
Sheila A Allen, RN, PhD