What's up with The Mo You Know?
What a week! Here is a report of the meetings and events I attended this week as well as some exciting news!
Who's on Team Mo?
I am happy to announce that I have the endorsement of SEIU Local 1021. The County of Mendocino doesn’t make widgets—it provides services to our community. The employees are the backbone of the agency. I look forward to working together to provide the best service in Mendocino County. To add your name or organization or see a complete list, go to my endorsements page.
It's sign time!
We can start putting out yard signs within the city limits of Ukiah starting January 3rd! If you have not already done so, please go to our Volunteer page, check "Display a standard yard sign", and be sure to hit the "Save volunteer info" button! If you can sign up for a location for a large yard sign, help us walk precincts, or host a house party, sign up on our Volunteer page!
You can also help us get our message out and reach more voters when you donate to my campaign.
What I did?
Running for Supervisor means attending a lot of meetings. I need to be up to date on what is going on with the County and the region. The meetings I attended this week were Mendocino Council of Governments, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). I went to the Alex Rorabaugh Center Chamber Mixer for the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance. The ARRC is an amazing community resource and I appreciate all the work they do in our community.
What about my Current City Council commitments?
I presented to the Ukiah Rotary about the City of Ukiah Adopt a Park program. This week marked my last week as the Mayor for the City of Ukiah. The Mayor is a rotated position based on seniority so I moved back to my original position on the dais. As my parting gift I received a parking meter that reads "Time Expired". It has been a great privilege to serve as Ukiah's Mayor, I will continue to work diligently with all of my committee assignments on the Council through the end of my term.
I do things for fun too!
Friday was a First Friday Art Walk, and although it was blustery, we did have a crowd for the show by Catherine Reese Photography at my office. She is selling beautiful calendars for 2020 featuring her photos. They are amazing! You must see them. You are invited to stop by my office anytime to see them.
Rain or shine, the community walks on the Great Redwood Trail go on! We marched from the Commerce end to Brush Street singing carols in the rain. The First Saturday in December always marks my favorite event of the year. The Ukiah Parade of Lights is an event that brings back the small town feel of our community and this year did not disappoint. Our community lined up four-deep in the pouring rain to see the awesome floats that local businesses put together. I work behind the scenes for the parade in staging and it's an awesome sight to see the kids excited to kick off at the beginning of the parade and I love putting my organizational skills to work to put together a fun, family-friendly event for our community. Sunday, I volunteered at the Ukiah Garden Club as the official cake server. It was a lovely Holiday Tea and gathering. It's a wonderful way to connect with the community in the small little house on Clay Street. If you aren't a member yet, I recommend you stop by the Ukiah Garden Club and get involved.
What I learned?
I watched a webinar about opioid addiction and found it fascinating to learn more about the messaging of addiction. Several agencies developing new approaches around their messaging and outreach reported improved outcomes. The take away was to treat the disease of addiction and don't label the person, label the problem. I picked up a book at the Mendocino Book Company called "Represent: The Woman's Guide to Running for Office", I'm excited to dig in to this workbook and learn more. I've been campaigning since I announced I was running for the Supervisor at the Women's March in January of this year but I can always learn more. Like Maya Angelou said "Do the best you can until you know better, when you know better, do better."
Enjoy your holiday season!