Saturday, January 14, 2012
You Are Invited: Supervisor Carole Groome to report on the "State of the County" at Pacifica Democrat's Breakfast Meeting on January 21,2012
On Saturday morning, January 21, 2012, San Mateo County Supervisor, Carole Groom, will give a "State of the County" presentation at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Pacifica Democrats. The event will take place in the Banquet Room of the Sharp Park Golf Course Restaurant, Sharp Park Blvd and Hwy 1, in Pacifica.
Carole Groom was elected to the Board of Supervisors in June 2010, after having been appointed in December 2008. She became President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on January 11, 2011. Prior to her Supervisory position, she served eight years on the San Mateo City Council, including two terms as Mayor, and on the San Mateo Planning and Public Works Commissions. In addition to her current duties as a San Mateo County Supervisor, Groome was elected on January 5, 2012 as Chair of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) Executive Board.
Supervisor Groom’s legislative priorities include universal health coverage, increasing the County’s stock of affordable housing through transit-oriented development, environmental protection, maintaining and preserving our County’s parks, and growing the county's local economy.
Since serving on the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Groom has been instrumental in the creation of the Community Health Reform Advisory Committee, and the development of the first San Mateo County Children and Youth and Family Budget in 2010. She has also spearheaded Active San Mateo County, an annual conference on creating healthy communities, and Streets Alive, an annual countywide event that promotes parks and public spaces.
Supervisor Groom additionally serves on the boards of various regional planning organizations, including City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County(C/CAG), Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Pal Care, San Mateo Police Activities League and community Gatepath. Before joining the Board of Supervisors, Groom was Vice President at Mills-Peninsula Hospital for 18 years.
In her January 21st presentation to the Pacifica Democrats, Groome will recap San Mateo County's important 2011 issues, give an explanation of both the role and function of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and tell the audience about the upcoming issues for San Mateo County in 2012.
All Pacifica Democrats meetings are open to the public. It is neither necessary to be a club member, nor a Democrat to attend. A full breakfast is offered for $12; Continental for $6; Coffee for $3. No purchase is necessary. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Seating is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, please call 415-246-0775 or email email@example.com.
Submitted by Barbara Arietta