Woodland's City Council meets regularly every first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor of City Hall, 300 First Street in downtown Woodland. Citizens are welcome to attend in person or view proceedings on government access cable channel 20.
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Marlin H. "Skip" Davies, Mayor
Elected to the Woodland city Council in 2006 Marlin Davies and his family have resided in Woodland since 1966. Skip completed high school in Marysville, California, received his Bachelors degrees from the University of California at Davis, Master of Arts from California State University Sacramento and Ed. D. from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Skip completed his career in education after serving in numerous roles as a teacher and administrator for forty two years. After moving to Woodland he taught and coached at Woodland High School (1966-69), served as Principal of Douglass Junior High School (1971-83) and joined the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento in the fall of 1983. While with the Los Rios District (1983-2004) Skip was appointed to numerous administrative positions which included Dean assignments with Cosumnes River College, President of the Folsom Lake College Centers, and the Deputy Chancellor for the Los Rios Community College District. In addition Skip also served at the State level as Vice Chancellor in the California Community Colleges system office.
In addition to the professional life Skip has had the opportunity to serve in numerous volunteer positions, serving on the Woodland Parks and Recreation Commission for approximately ten years, president of the Woodland Swim Team Boosters, served on the Boards with the YMCA and the Sheltered Workshop, Coordinated the construction of the Woodland High School Weight Room and the Auxiliary Building at the Chuck Brooks Swim Center in Woodland. In addition Skip served in significant roles with the Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation in the City of Folsom.
Skip has received local recognition for his efforts in the Woodland Community receiving the City of Woodland's Community Service Award, the Yolo County Champion Award, The Yolo County Educator of the Year recognition, and Induction into the Woodland Athletic Hall of Fame.
Currently enjoys having his entire immediate family residing in Yolo County which includes his wife of forty-six years, Juliann, their three daughters, son in laws and five grandchildren. Being retired he has the time and opportunity to focus on both his family and his community.
Tom Stallard, Vice Mayor
Tom Stallard is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law and operates two small businesses; one researches legislation for lawyers throughout the country and the other rehabilitates historic commercial buildings. He was named “Small Business Person of the Year” in 2004 by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He was also the recipient of the 2004 Individual Leadership Award given by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council. Mr. Stallard is a former eight-year Yolo County supervisor, serving in the leadership of the California State Association of Counties and chairing the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Returning to the private sector, he now chairs the six-county nonprofit known as Valley Vision. Over the last two years, Valley Vision partnered with SACOG to develop the Blueprint Project which has now won over ten local, state and national awards for its innovative approach to citizen engagement.
William L. Marble, Council member
Dr. Bill Marble grew up in Yolo County and graduated from Davis High School. He played on the tennis and soccer teams and was named a State of California Governor’s Scholar. As a boy and young adult he lived for 3 years in Chile and Peru, where he became fluent in Spanish and developed an interest in ancient American archaeology and Hispanic cultures.
Bill attended Brigham Young University as a Presidential Scholar. He received a B.S. degree in Zoology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago where he received a research fellowship. He was granted a D.D.S. degree in 1977 and was awarded the Alpha Omega Award for scholarship.
Bill served our country as a Captain in the United States Air Force and is a member of the Yolo Post 77 of American Legion. He and his wife, Sandy, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. All of the children are graduates of Woodland High School. While his children were growing up he served as a Y.M.C.A. soccer coach, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and as the Yolo District Commissioner for B.S.A. He has been an active jogger for 35 years and he and Sandy enjoy cultivating a berry patch, vegetable garden and fruit trees in their backyard.
Professional service includes appointments as an evaluator and expert to the Dental Board of California, appointments to committees and boards with the Sacramento District Dental Society and California Dental Association, and an appointment as Adjunct Instructor at the University of the Pacific Dental School. Bill serves as a California Delegate to the American Dental Association and as Vice-Chair of the Government Affairs Council of the California Dental Association. He has previously served as a dental consultant to Hillhaven Nursing Home and has been a member of the medical staff at Woodland’s hospital since 1981.
Bill served on the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Yolo County for 12 years. He also served on the Welfare Reform Task Force for Yolo County and the Woodland Green Waste Citizen’s Advisory Committee. He has previously served in leadership appointments for his church including Bishop, Stake President, and Welfare Council Chairman. He is a past president of Woodland’s interfaith service organization, Woodland Ecumenical Ministries.
Elected to Woodland’s City Council in 2006 and 2010, Bill serves as Woodland’s representative to the Water Resources Association of Yolo County (WRA), the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) and the Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD). He has served as WRA Chairman since 2008, WDCWA Chairman or Vice-Chairman since 2009 and as YCTD Chairman since 2012. Bill has given presentations on water issues to local and regional gatherings.
Active in the League of California cities, Bill was elected as President of the Sacramento Valley Division for 2010-2011. The Division includes 59 cities in Northern California. In 2010 he was also elected to serve as an at-large director on the League’s board and in 2012 he was elected to represent the Sacramento Valley Division on the League’s board. Bill has served as a member of the League’s Public Safety Policy Committee since 2007 and was appointed in 2009 to the League Board Water Task Force. In 2011, Bill received the Advanced Leadership and the Leadership in Action Awards from the Mayors and Councilmembers Academy.
Jim Hilliard, Council member
Jim Hilliard was born in Martinez, CA and lived in Concord where he and his three brothers were competitive swimmers, skin divers and active in a local unicycle club. After moving and living in Newark, CA for 2 years, the family relocated to Davis in 1970 where Jim’s father was a State Farm Insurance agent. Jim attended Davis High School and was active in football, wrestling and especially music.
During high school, Jim worked for Cricket Construction as a laborer and for his father in the insurance business. He quickly figured out that the insurance business was much easier on the body and decided to pursue a career with State Farm. He attended American River College and Sac State before his children were born. After 3 kids and getting the family established, Jim returned to National University to complete his bachelor of business administration. On October 1st, 1985, Jim opened his State Farm Insurance agency in Woodland.
Becoming active in the Woodland Chamber of Commerce helped Jim get to know the community and helped establish his business. In return, Jim was very active in most of the committees of the Chamber and he worked his way up to being president of the organization in 1994. He also became active with the AM Woodland Kiwanis Club and eventually became a member of the Woodland Sunrise Rotary Club. He has been president of both of those wonderful organizations. He has also been active with the Yolo Association of Realtors, Meals on Wheels, chairman of the American Red Cross of Yolo County and the Woodland Swim Team.
The insurance business has been good in Woodland and Jim has grown his business from no clients or policies in 1985 to a thriving agency, employing three staff members today. He has received numerous awards from his company for production efforts. Jim has also been active with the Personal Insurance Federation, an insurance lobbying group.
Jim has four children. Three have graduated from Woodland High School and his 9 year old son attends Esparto Elementary. Jim’s oldest son, Josh, is an engineer with the Woodland Fire Department. Daughter Jenna works for Jim in his agency and daughter Jaimi has a masters in psychology and works for the Douglas County Colorado justice system.
Music has always been a big part of Jim’s life. He started playing in 3rd grade and never really stopped. While in high school, and for many years after, Jim played with the UC Davis jazz band and many local bands as well as almost all the high school groups. He is currently playing with the Plainfield Pickers, Highway 16, Dropped Roses, the Jim Hilliard Jazz Quartet and We Bones, all Yolo County bands.
Having concluded his second term as president of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce in December 2010, Jim feels this is a perfect time to become involved on the city council. He worked closely with the city during the budget process, as well as being on the City Water Rate Advisory Committee. This close exposure has given Jim a better understanding of city government and the decisions handled by the council and has prepared him for this leadership role.
Sean Denny, Council member
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