SLOCCGG BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Director and President — Jim Gardiner, Retired SLO City Police Chief
“Since I began my career in law enforcement over 50 years ago, I cannot remember a time when there has been a greater threat to our democracy. Increasingly, the widening partisan divide has spawned a lack of civility, anger, violence, and even death. The proposed redistricting by the current Board majority will only exacerbate these incidents while taking another step towards disenfranchising many in our county.”
Director and Vice-President — Patricia Gomez, Attorney
Patricia Gomez has always worked for equity and justice for all in our community. She has practiced law for 30 years in San Luis Obispo County. Her passion shows in her community work over the years: as a founding board member of San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation and current board member. She has also served on numerous other nonprofit boards including the SLO Women’s Shelter, United Way, and San Luis Obispo Community Foundation. “I am proud of SLO Citizens for Good Government’s fight to bring fair, just and legal representation for all citizens to San Luis Obispo County.”
Director and Secretary — Linda Seifert, Attorney
Linda is a retired member of the Solano County Board of Supervisors [eight years] and moved to San Luis Obispo 4 years ago. Linda practiced law as General Counsel for the California Dental Association and private practice doing insurance defense work. “The district map Supervisors adopted disenfranchises 1000s of people, splits communities that work together for the common good, ignores the fact that no changes whatsoever were necessary, and demonstrates that they care not at all about free and fair elections. I am proud to be a part of the team that will do its best to overturn the decision and see that fair maps are adopted.”
Director — Rick TerBorch, Retired Arroyo Grande Police Chief
“It is time to de-escalate and keep the old boundaries. They were fair and needed no revision. Restore trust in our elected officials.”
Hillary Trout, Chief Financial Officer
Hillary is a CPA and third generation San Luis Obispo resident. Trout is the Chief Financial Officer for a local company. She has served as treasurer on numerous civic initiatives and on several local non-profit organization.
Hollie West, Chief Communications Officer
Hollie is an experienced communications professional and community advocate. She is passionate about local democracy and motivating people to get involved in the community at any level and has worked with many local businesses and organizations.