City Council Recognizes VISTA Member Contributions to Salinas

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News Date: 
July 11, 2019
VISTA members with Council certificates

On July 2nd, at the last City Council Meeting before the elected officials go on a short recess, the City Council recognized three AmeriCorps VISTA’s for their one year of service in contribution to the betterment of the Salinas community. Madison Creppell, who relocated all the way from South Louisiana, served with John Steinbeck Library as their Education Volunteer Coordinator where she mobilized the Library’s volunteer program to create more retention and effective mentoring. While being a local to Salinas, Christina Guerrero served at the Cesar Chavez Library as their Literacy Volunteer Coordinator where she revitalized the Homework Center operations and created training materials for the tutors. Kaylie Low, a Cal State Monterey Bay Alumni, served as the Housing Resource Coordinator for the Community Development Department where she project managed Farmworker Housing Study and Action Plan implementation and helped reform policy surrounding Accessory Dwelling Units.

The three AmeriCorps VISTA members have helped make large strides for the City on the Economic Development Element, the draft Alisal Vibrancy Plan, and the Farmworker Housing Study. All three of these positions are looking to be filled as the three young women move on in their careers. Please see our VISTA page for more information if you or someone you know may be interested.