I moved to Lemon Grove in 1994 with my wife Janet and our three sons. We came to Lemon Grove for the same reasons many people do--great schools, a good community feel, and a house we could afford!
I had the honor of serving as one of your City Council members from 2008-2016.
Starting the Community garden. Photo by: Angeles Nelson
Since leaving public office, I have continued to be active in the community. I helped start the Lemon Grove Community Garden. I served as an officer in our local Lions Club. The City of Lemon Grove and the Lions Club sponsored a drive-thru food distribution program. I also helped lead a recent effort to pass a sales tax to help fund our city services. Even though the measure did not pass, I was proud to be part of a tremendous grassroots community effort.
I enjoyed taking a break from local government, but now I am eager to get back in there and take on the challenges I see in Lemon Grove.
Drive-thru food distribution program.
I believe our small city can do great things. Working together, we can improve our parks and our recreation opportunities, strengthen our infrastructure, and make our city more beautiful. We must also maintain high quality police protection and emergency services, while strengthening the connections between service personnel and the community. I will also be working to help our local businesses thrive, and to encourage new businesses.
None of this will be easy, but I believe we can accomplish a great deal if we work together on a shared vision. If you have time to connect with me, I would love to hear about your vision for our city.
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