Achievements:
  • I worked to guide the School District through the pandemic and led our response - providing quality remote learning and reopening our schools when safe - months before our surrounding school districts opened.
  • I was instrumental in bringing Newark its first dog park, all weather sports fields, and first new park in decades- without raising taxes.
  • Managed the regulation of major housing projects, assured that the new neighborhoods enhanced the community and generated positive revenue.
  • I led the development of the New Park Place Specific Plan that will guide the creation of a modern mixed use retail and residential area.
  • Successfully fought to close a crime infested motel.
  • I played a key role in promoting the new Library, Police Headquarters and City Administration Building.
  • Guided the initiation of a dual language Immersion program where students are taught English and Spanish fluency.
  • Helped transition Newark Jr. High School to Newark Middle School-facilitating innovative, state of the art programing.
  • Helped initiate the STAR Academy and Masters in Code certificate programs.