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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Town of WindsorCandidate for City Council

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Gina Fortino Dickson

Grant Manager/Educator
1,318 votes (4.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety; community policing, solvent fire department, emergency response planning
  • Collaboration with School District; as two of the largest employers in Windsor, these two entities can work together to provide more effective, seamless services to the community.
  • Equity Balance; We need a council that equitably represents the community. More women and minority representation is integral to that end.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Educator, Grant Manager/Writer
Representative/Delegate, League of California Cities — Appointed position (2013–2016)
Eligibility, Resource Specialist, Hospital Liaison, Health and Human Services of Lake and Napa Counties (1999–2006)

Education

SSU; SRJC; San Diego College; Orange County Bachelor of Arts; Associate of Arts; Various Certifications, Liberal Studies; Business Management; Paralegal, Tax Preparation, Teaching Credential (2006)

Community Activities

Board Member, Clearlake Youth Center (2012–2014)

Biography

Her family moved to Sonoma County from Upstate New York.  They finally landed in Lake County when she was in High School. After High School she attend SRJC and acheived her Business Managment Degree, followed by Paralegal Studies at San Diego City College.  She has since attained her Bachelor's Degree from Sonoma State University. She has worked in Social Services agencies and transitioned to educational settings once she found she could make a bigger impact on employability through education.  She managed a grant to design and implement high quality career education for high school and community college students.  Now she is managing grants for a homeless services center in PetalumaHer love of family and community come through in all that she does.  Whether she is supporting students and families or serving meals at the local shelter, she is happiest when in service of others.  Nearly three years ago, when her family moved from Clearlake to pursue educational opportunities for her children, she was concerned that she had lost that home town experience.  She was pleasantly surprised to find Windsor. "When we were house hunting, we looked at various communities all over Sonoma County, but Windsor spoke to us.  It felt like home."  Windsor is the embodiment of wholesome, small town living, with tight knit communities, family values central to life, while still offering modern conveniences and amenities."   

Gina is a tireless advocate for youth, seniors, animals and community.  She believes in inclusive government, that creates a sense of belonging and connectedness.  Gina's campaign is based on the desire to represent the community in an impartial, cohesive way, using the skills she obtained while serving her previous community as an elected and appointed official.   "My strongest desire is to make a difference in the world, and the biggest impact I can make is to my community."    

Please join Gina in her efforts to represent the community with Experience, Integrity and Leadership.

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