February 8, 2011
The Woodland City Council Ad-Hoc Committee has selected two finalists for consideration by the entire City Council to fill the vacant Council seat. The finalists are David A. Sanders and Tom Stallard. An action to appoint one of the finalists will be considered during the February 15 City Council meeting.
David A. Sanders is the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. He is also a member of the City of Woodland Planning Commission, an appointment he has held since 2002 and is presently serving as the Chair of the Commission. David is a 1998 graduate of California State University, Chico and a 2001 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law. David moved to Woodland after his graduation from law school.
Tom Stallard is the Co-founder and Director of Legislative Intent Service, a public policy research firm. Tom served two terms on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors beginning in 1995 through 2002, including as Chair of the Board in 1996 and 2001. Tom has also been very active in community activities such as the Opera House and has developed a successful tenant group in the Historic Downtown area that includes restaurants, a salon and a gift shop.
The two finalists were among a group of six who participated in a forum conducted by the League of Women Voters on Thursday, February 3 in the Woodland City Council Chambers. On Monday, February 7, the City Council Ad-Hoc Committee of Mayor Art Pimentel and Council member Bill Marble interviewed the six finalists before selecting Mr. Sanders and Mr. Stallard.
Additional information about the process the Council will follow on February 15 and more details regarding the background and qualifications of the two finalists will be provided in the City Council agenda packet which will be posted on the City’s website by 5 PM on Thursday, February 10.