Worked for more than a decade guiding Newark’s community and economic development. 

Attracted major businesses like Costco, restaurants, hotels, and large employers to Newark. 

Served on the School Board during the pandemic and led the safe reopening of schools—well before neighboring districts. 

Supported a Dual Language Immersion program where students learn both English and Spanish fluency. 

Successfully advocated for the closure of a crime-ridden motel. 

Played a key role in establishing Newark's first dog park, all-weather sports fields, and first new park in years—all accomplished without increasing taxes. 

Ensured that new neighborhoods contributed positively to the community and brought in additional revenue. 

Contributed to developing the new Library, Police Headquarters, and City Administration Building. 

Actively involved in the community, serving as a long-term member and president of the Rotary Club, the Optimist Club, and the Newark Educational Foundation.