PROVEN – TRUSTED – EXPERIENCED
My husband, Art, and I have resided in Glendale for 40 years and have always worked to “give back” and make positive contributions to our city.
During my professional career, I was a secondary teacher, department chair, coach, first Girls’ Athletic Director (post Title IX), and a Keywanette sponsor (Kiwanis affiliate for teen girls). I have a Master’s Degree in Education Administration.
My community service career began when I retired in 2001 and has continued without interruption. My services include work in the
GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY SERVICE
Served for the past five years as a City Council Member (One year as Mayor)
Served for one year as Chair of the Housing Authority
Represent the City of Glendale as a member of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority
Represent the City of Glendale as a member of the Energy and Environment Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Represent the City of Glendale as a member of the Arroyo, Verdugo, Los Angeles County Joint Powers Authority
Served for eight years on the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (Chair for three years)
Served for five years as Chair of the ceremonies and sponsorship committee for the City of Glendale Relay for Life
CIVIC COMMUNITY SERVICE
Advisory Board Member, Adventist Health Glendale Foundation
Advisory Board Member, Family Promise
Advisory Board Member, Glendale Latino Association
Member, Kiwanis Of Glendale
Member, The Glendale Historical Society
Member, Women’s Civic League
Member, Glendale Arts
Member and Past President, Soroptimist International of Glendale
Former member, Glendale Police Foundation
Volunteered for 10 years at the City of Hope in the Positive Image Center
Served on the Safe Family Task Force to establish a Safe Dating Curriculum in our Glendale Schools
During my many years of community service, some of the awards I have been honored and recognized with include:
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
“Woman of the Year Award” – Congressman Adam Schiff
“Woman of the Year” – Glendale Latino Association
“Community Leader Courage Award” – Adventist Health Glendale Foundation
“Volunteer of the Year Award” – Glendale Association of Realtors.
“Flame of Hope Award” – Adventist Health Glendale
“Special Community Activist Award” – American Cancer Society.
“Woman Extraordinaire Award”- Business Life Magazine
“Heart and Excellence Award” -YWCA
“Woman of Achievement Award” – Valley Sunset District of Business and Professional Women
“Person of the Year Award” – Mark Keppel Parent Teacher’s Association
I am gratified and pleased that I have had an opportunity to make a difference in Glendale and I look forward to continuing my service to our community as a member of your City Council.