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Mindy Romero recently was appointed to the City of Davis Social Services Commission to fill a vacancy on the eight-member board. When her term ends in September, Romero hopes to get re-appointed for a full three-year term.
The Davis resident also was appointed to the Yolo County Community Services Action Board. She will serve a four-year term on that board.
Both boards help administer federal community block grants.As part of the 15-member Yolo County board, Romero also will help create a community services action plan for the region.
“We are pleased to appoint Mindy Romero to the Community Services Action Board,” said Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor District 2. “Yolo County will benefit from her strong, demonstrated commitment to supporting the most vulnerable populations in our region.”
In March, Romero graduated from the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, a Sacramento Housing Alliance program. The six-month training teaches leadership skills. Members learn how boards and commissions work, which will make them more effective public servants.
“I’ve been given such enormous opportunities in the past, I am really glad to be able to give back to the community,” said Romero.
A researcher at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Romero also is finishing her doctorate. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science with highest honors from the University of California, Davis.
The current chair of Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association Board of Directors, Romero is a resident of Tremont Greens in Davis. She has been on Mutual Housing’s board for four years.
Founded in 1988, Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association develops and operates well-designed rental housing for modest-income households. The communities have 2,750 residents.
Through Mutual Housing’s focus on leadership, the nonprofit also provides training and mentoring as well as educational programs, community-building activities and services for residents and neighbors. For more information, visit http://www.mutualhousing.com.