Welcome Sara Simmons!
I'm delighted to introduce our new Assistant Deputy, Sara Simmons. Sara is a Winters resident and is actively engaged in the community. She has worked with the Winters Joint Unified School District as a classroom volunteer and parent representative. Sara has also served as a volunteer with youth sports such as Winters Little League and the American Youth Soccer Association. Most recently she participated in Project Playground, a community-based volunteer group that rebuilt the beloved “Wooden Park” in Winters. Helping Project Playground easily became one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences of Sara’s life, as it was a physically demanding week of camaraderie, hard work, laughter, and love—love for the kids, the town, and each other.
Sara’s background is largely in education—she has worked as an in instructor for the Yuba Community College District, a tutoring specialist at Solano Community College, and a lecturer and academic advisor at CSU, Chico—her alma mater (Go Wildcats!). The highlights of Sara’s career in education have largely stemmed from fostering an atmosphere that celebrates and thrives on diversity. Sara loves learning about people—their cultures, families, successes, and challenges—and believes that connecting with others in a collaborative, curious way is essential to living a healthy, positive life.
Please join me in welcoming Sara to our District 2 Team.
Best Wishes to Jessica Jones!
Please join me in saying goodbye to Jessica Jones. Jessica is headed off to graduate school, to pursue a dual degree in Public Affairs and Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. During her 2+ with Yolo County, Jessica founded the Yolo Green Team, an internal sustainability committee focused on greening County operations and practices. In addition, she also guided the County's environmental procurement process, as well as co-created a Community Engagement Framework. Jessica has served on numerous health and environmentally related committees on behalf of my office and has been dedicated to engaging with the District 2 community. We will miss her dearly and wish her all the best!