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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Town of TruckeeCandidate for Council Member

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Carmen Carr

Business Woman
2,258 votes (12.01%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocate for achievable housing
  • Promote environmentally sound transportation alternatives
  • Support adoption of renewable energy resources

Experience

Biography

Get to Know Carmen Carr

Carmen moved to Truckee in 1986 after earning her structural engineer draftsman degree in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition she holds a graphic arts degree from Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV in 1989.

The mountain life – hiking, biking, and skiing – drew her in. She stayed for the people.  

“Truckee has been my home for 30 years. I value living in a healthy, vibrant community. Now it’s time to give back to my community by serving on Town Council.”

Carmen brings her positive attitude and commitment to success into everything she does. When Carmen gets involved, she does it with dedication, professionalism and fun. 

Many people have gotten to know Carmen through her business. Carmen sells real estate and she’s had her finger on the pulse of Truckee since 2002. She knows the community, the different neighborhoods and she has experienced the trends. 

In 2007 she learned about BNI – Business Networking International. Carmen immediately connected with the BNI philosophy of “Givers Gain”.

“How can we bring this way of doing business to Truckee – building our local business one referral at a time?”

Carmen became a founding member of the Truckee chapter Mountain HIGH BNI to foster confident, local entrepreneurs – businesses that serve our community. By holding one of the top three chapter offices for almost ten years, she has mentored her colleagues to achieve their dreams of ownership, and watched the economy of Truckee grow strong. In 2011 she also took on the role of assistant director for BNI Central Valley.​

Carmen has been an avid Toastmaster since 2007. She started a second local club, “Truckee Talkers” in 2011, and has earned the highest award in Toastmasters three times.

“I believe in the organization and the difference it has made in my personal and professional life. Through Toastmasters I have learned public speaking, but more than that – I have come to know my convictions and how to express them in a way that brings understanding. There’s always more to learn.”  

Carmen spends a lot of time out in the community. She sees things that are easy for others to overlook. More than 10 years ago she saw families in need. So, she looked for a solution and found the Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRC). The Center serves families who have no other safety net. And, in 2014 she became Board Chair to help guide the expansion of the organization. Under Carmen’s leadership, the Family Resource Center of Truckee has increased capacity by growing its staff, strengthening its board, developing new programs and building a dedicated donor base.
 
“The FRC is near and dear to my heart. We cannot overlook our community members who are in need”

What about Housing?  Carmen joined the Mountain Housing Council of Truckee, representing the Family Resource Center and sitting among 29 committed stakeholders focusing on local housing solutions. 

Carmen believes in achievable housing. It’s one reason she became a candidate for the Town of Truckee Council.

“When I recognize a need and a solution that can benefit the community, I don't shy away from seeing it through.”

Carmen has spent time traveling internationally, visiting more than 15 countries. She brings a deep appreciation for culture and the planet to her campaign platform. 

“I see three opportunities within the many significant issues that concern us as a community. I am running for Truckee Town Council to:

  • advocate for achievable housing opportunities
  • promote environmentally healthy transportation alternatives
  • support adoption of renewable energy resources”

​“I have lived in Truckee since 1986, observing change and transition. I am passionate about this community and achieving balanced well-being for our families and the future of our town.”

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I see three opportunities within the many significant issues that concern us as a community.

  • Advocate for achievable housing opportunities
  • Promote environmentally sound transportation alternatives
  • Support adoption of renewable energy resources

As a member of the Truckee Town Council I pledge to serve you and work towards a positive future through clear communication, transparency and by listening to YOU. 

I promise to 

  • lead with action, working with all people to focus on solutions
  • contribute to the 2040 General Plan to realize its potential
  • do what I say I’m going to do

​Truckee has been my home for 30 years. I value living in a healthy, vibrant community. Now it’s time for me to give back to my community by serving on Town Council.

I respectfully ask for your support and your votes as your Town Council representative.

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