Council Appoints Stephanie Nguyen to Fill District 4 Vacancy
Elk Grove, CA – The Elk Grove City Council has appointed Elk Grove District 4 resident, Stephanie Nguyen, to fill a vacant seat on the Council until 2018.
The appointment was made during a special meeting of the City Council where council members considered the qualifications of twenty residents who applied to fill the vacancy created when Steve Ly assumed the office of Mayor on December 14, 2016. Government Code Section 36512(b) dictates the process for filling a vacancy within a general law city. A vacancy must be filled by the City Council within 60 days of the commencement of the vacancy either by appointment or by calling a special election.
Ms. Nguyen has lived in Elk Grove for more than a decade. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Asian Resources, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Sacramento serving the needs of individuals and families, providing adult employment programs as well as youth programs and services. Ms. Nguyen is married and raising two young daughters with her husband, an Elk Grove Police Department officer. She has served on several boards and commissions including the Juvenile Justice Commission, Pacific Rim Street Festival Foundation and as Secretary of the Council of Asian Pacific Islander Together for Advocacy and Leadership (CAPITAL). Ms. Nguyen has not previously held a public office.
“Volunteering to serve the City as a member of the City Council is a significant commitment of oneself for the good of the community,” said Mayor Steve Ly. “My fellow council members and I are grateful to all of the residents who applied for this appointment, but the decision to appoint Stephanie Nguyen to fill the vacancy in District 4 was supported by her commitment to workforce development and her service to non-profit organizations.”
Ms. Nguyen will occupy the office until December 12, 2018 – the date an elected District 4 Council Member is expected to take office following the November 2018 election.
“I look forward to working with the community and adding a woman’s perspective to the City Council,” said Nguyen.
Ms. Nguyen will be sworn in during a ceremony scheduled during the February 8 City Council meeting.
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