CANDIDATE STATEMENT – ORMOND CROWDER
For the first time in years, we have a choice in the Sierra County District 3 Supervisor election.
Many quality of life issues face us in Sierra County&! nbsp;that need concerted action by our Board of Supervisors.
These include, but are not limited to; Reasonable Growth, Elimination of Blight, Veterans Services, Responsive County Government and a Positive Business Climate.
My wife Paula and I have lived in Calpine since 2007. We have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Since coming to Calpine, I have established an on-line business – Sierra Valley Trading Co. Introduced Truckee Sourdough Breads to Sierra, Plumas and Lassen county stores and restaurants. Conceived and co-started the Calpine Marketplace and participated in vigorous community efforts to keep our local Post Office open. I strongly supported the Sierra Valley Lodge’s expanded business activity. I am an active advocate for a Veterans Service Office in Sierra County.
At the outset of my campaign, I stated that regardless of the outcome of the election the citizens of Sierra County would benefit because competition makes us better candidates and forces us to “think outside of the box”.
As a vocal proponent of a Veterans Service I’m pleased to see my opponent taking an active part in discussions to formu! late a Veterans Service function in the County. Since Sierra County is one of only two counties in the state of California without a Veterans Service Office, this progress is welcome.
If elected to the Board of Supervisors, I plan to submit a plan to the full board for the establishment of a Public Information Function that will disseminate important information concerning the County in a consistent professional manner locally and nationally.
Whether that function is carried out by County Staff, or contracted through an outside agency, it will include a comprehensive media plan and will be openly discussed and agreed upon by the entire board.
Many new business challenges and opportunities are part of the new economy in which we find ourselves. Many technological advances present themselves to exploration and exploitation.
As district 3 supervisor I would like, in concert with the entire board, to promote and maintain a viable, modern business climate in the county that is compatible with the culture and environment of the Sierra Valley and is in tune with the new information age.
This climate will recognize and seek out new business opportunities such as: Tesla Charging Stations, Craft Breweries, Business Call Centers, Event and Meeting Venues, Movie and Product Commercial ! locations.
These are only some ideas, but ideas can grow into real opportunities.
My business experience includes: Systems and Procedures origination and analysis, Marketing and Sales, Public Relations, Cost Analysis, Corporate Communications, Lease Negotiations, Distribution and Sales, Corporate Directive Programs, Finance and Accounting
My past employers include: Bechtel Corporation, Buttes Gas & Oil Co., US Flexible Metallic Tubing Co., Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from Golden Gate University
Military: US Army 82nd Airborne Division
Thank you for your consideration and support