Our network

People

City Honors Managers of the Year

City Honors Managers of the Year

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento.

Parks and Grounds Superintendent Sam Cooney was named 2014 Manager of the Year by the City of West Sacramento, Dec. 9. From a field of seventeen candidates nominated by co-workers, Mr. Cooney distinguished himself as the “go to” person when something important needs to be done.  In presenting the award, City Manager Martin Tuttle said Mr. Cooney is “always willing to go the extra mile, with a smile on his face and a desire to improve any situation.” Sam was helpful on the recent North Levee Clean-up project and in restoring the Broderick Boat Ramp to a safe and attractive condition... Read More

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!

(Woodland, CA) – Yesterday, just hours before the rain came, approximately 100 volunteers and staff moved 63 homeless individuals, along with their 40 pets, from the North Levee encampment in West Sacramento into temporary housing.

The move, along with provision of services, was a collaborative effort between Yolo County, Yolo County Housing, the City of West Sacramento and numerous private and non-profit partners.  Over the next 60 to 120 days, with $100,000 in financial support from Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento, along with private donations, these individuals will be housed and will receive assistance for benefits in which they may be eligible to prevent homelessness in the future.

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

City of West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Receives National Award

City of West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Receives National Award

When the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) gathered in Dallas for the 82nd year in June, the City of West Sacramento’s Universal Preschool program, UP4WS (Up for West Sacramento) emerged as the mayors’ choice for the 2014 City Livability Award for cities with a population of under 100,000.  The prestigious honor brought Sacramento Mayor, and USCM President, Kevin Johnson to the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, Sept. 29, to present the award to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. The award, sponsored by Waste Management, Inc. and the USCM, recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing innovative programs that improve the quality of life in American cities. UP4WS was selected for this award by a group of former mayors from a field of over 200 applicants... Read More

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.