Another year has passed and together we met all the challenges laid before us. This year, I came on board as Vice President for CMCEA and when Patrick Bauer, our then President, moved on to another opportunity, I had the challenge of filling his shoes as new CMCEA president. We were in the middle of tenuous negotiations with the City and an election was on the horizon. Even with these challenges before us, the CMCEA family and the residents of Costa Mesa stood together to fight the good fight. For that I am thankful and humble, and I am filled with both optimism and hope for 2015!
My holiday wish to my CMCEA family is for each of you understand deep in your hearts and souls how important you are to the community. Reflect on the contributions you make every day to keep the community safe and civil. Never regret that you have chosen public service as your career because what you do truly matters.
To the residents of Costa Mesa, I want to wish you a safe, joyous and happy holiday season. Thank you for your continued support. In 2015, I wish you all an abundance of happiness and peace!