Sue is a 4th generation Californian, being born and raised in Salinas, California. She has been married to her husband Bob for over 30 years and together they raised two daughters while living in the Meyers area of Lake Tahoe. Sue graduated from Salinas High School then received an Associate of Arts degree from Lake Tahoe Community College. While attending LTCC, Sue served as the student representative to the college’s board of trustees, earning her the right to carry the Olympic Torch for the school during its journey to the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Sue also received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, with an emphasis in finance and marketing. She earned her A+ certification as a computer technician, became a notary and founded a business in wedding coordination.
Sue served as a trustee to the Lake Tahoe Unified School District for over 11 years and is past president and clerk of the school board. While serving on the board, the district opened a new Digital Arts Academy, Sports Medicine facility, Career Tech building and a Student Union at the local high school. At an elementary school where over 80 % of the pupils were below the poverty level, the district started a highly-successful Two-Way Emersion program, where students now learn two languages at the same time, transforming it into a top-notch community school.
Sue served as President of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, President of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, President of Lake Tahoe Community College’s Foundation, board member of the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of South Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association and member of Barton Hospital Foundation’s Community Advisory Committee. She served on many other local non-profit and service organization boards in the nearly 40 years of living in the Tahoe Basin, including the Meyers Community Plan Team, which established zoning ordinances, environmental thresholds and community design elements for the first area plan in the Tahoe Basin that was approved by the TRPA and included in the El Dorado County Plan. She continued her work in the Meyers community by being the Chair of the Meyers Community Roundtable Committee for over 12 years.
In 2008, Sue was appointed to the City of South Lake Tahoe’s 56-acre Citizen Advisory Board, which planned the Lakeview Commons project, a highly successful community project that created an incredible public place on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Sue was elected as the District V Supervisor in the November 2014 General Election. She plans to use her vast experience as a public servant to ensure our way of life is protected, valued and improved upon.
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