Newsletter December 2017

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Hard to believe the year is almost over! 2017 has been incredible for me. As I wrap up my first year as San Diego County Supervisor, I am so grateful for all of the new experiences and friends I have made along the way. It has truly been a pleasure meeting so many wonderful people who are doing amazing things around the County. I feel very fortunate to represent District 3 and I look forward to another year being your County Supervisor. Happy Holidays!

Empowering Others

The Empowerment Summit hosted by Solutions for Change was a huge success! We explored new ways of looking at old problems like homelessness and addiction. I was proud to share the stage with Clarence Carter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Chris Megison, the CEO of Solutions for Change.

Excellence in Leadership

A proud moment for me at the annual Associated Builders and Contractors gala. I was surprised with the “Excellence in Leadership” award and I am the first woman to ever receive it. Thank you ABC!

Second Chances

I am so proud of these Second Chance graduates. For four weeks they immersed themselves in learning valuable life and job skills that will propel them towards success. I love this organization because it takes people off San Diego streets and helps put them back to work, becoming productive citizens. Congratulations graduates!

Holiday Food Drive

My 7 seven year old daughter, Addie, used her own money to buy a bag of groceries for the San Diego Food Bank's "The Joy of Sharing" holiday food drive. She did this all on her own. She saw the signs at Vons and took the initiative to donate food for San Diegans who could use some help. One in six people in our community go hungry every day. I hope you can join Addie and donate to the Food Bank's holiday drive! Click here to help: http://bit.ly/1tNe9hr

Modeling the Live Well Way

So proud to talk about the vision of a healthy San Diego County at the Live Well San Diego event. Then I had a little fun with my Chief of Staff Dustin Steiner.

Booked & Locked Up for Charity

I asked for help and you stepped up to the plate! Second Chance put me in “jail” on Giving Tuesday and I had to raise my own "bail" to get out. Thank you to those of you who donated money on my behalf. The funds went directly to Second Chance, a re-entry program that helps put people back to work and become self-sufficient. This organization has changed the lives of 17,000 San Diegans in the past 25 years. Happy Holidays!