March 5, 2007

Souza's Nominations for City Boards and Commissions

District 3 Councilmember Diana Souza put forward her nominations for city boards and commissions at the March 5, 2007, City Council meeting. These appointed positions allow a Councilmember to extend their influence and repay campaign donors and supporters.

Darryl Shields was nominated to replace Alice Chin as the District 3 Member of the Board of Zoning Adjustments. Chin has served since March 2003 and previously served on the Planning Commission. Shields served on the Personnel Relations Board since April 2003 and was a member of the Board of Zoning Adjustments prior to that.

Debra Vandiver was nominated to replace Dennis Chin as the District 3 Member of the Human Services Commission. Chin has served since September 2005 and previously served on the San Leandro School Board. Dennis Chin is Alice Chin's brother. Vandiver is the Marketing & Events Director for the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce.

Renee Souza was nominated to replace Caryl Ann Symons as the District 3 Member of the Library-Historical Commission. Symons has served on the Commission since March 1993 and was previously on the Human Services Commission. Symons also served as the Treasurer for Julian Polvorosa, whom Diana Souza defeated in the November 2006 election. Souza is not related to Councilmember Diana Souza.

Anna Brannan was nominated and Shirley McManus was renominated as At-Large Members of the Personnel Relations Board. Brannan is an attorney and a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy. Brannan is married to Robert Brannan, President of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Recreation and Parks Commission. McManus has served on the Personnel Relations Board since November 1998.

Denise Abero was nominated to replace William Perras as the District 3 Member of the Planning Commission. Perras had served on the Commission since March 2003. Abero has been active in Toastmasters and served as a District Governor.

Kimberly Wilson was nominated as the District 3 Member of the Recreation and Parks Commission. Wilson previously served on the San Leandro School Board and was removed from her seat in November 2004 because she did not live in the district that she represented.

Robert Kvam was renominated as the District 3 Member of the Senior Commission. Kvam has served on the Commission since February 2002.

These nominations were unanimously approved by the City Council and the appointments will be on the March 19, 2007, City Council agenda.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at March 5, 2007 9:45 AM | TrackBack
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