The SCNA Board generally meets monthly. It is made up of up to 23 Directors who are resident members of SCNA. Directors are elected annually at the SCNA membership meeting or, if needed to fill vacancies, at any Board meeting. There are at present six vacancies.
If you are interested in more information or in applying for nomination as a Director please contact the Board through the Sierra 2 office or by email at email@example.com. The Board is especially interested in recruiting additional Directors who are people of color, people who live in underrepresented areas of the neighborhood, and people who are younger than the general age range of the current Directors.
2022 Board Members
- Bill Hoover, President
- Kathy Les, VP
- John Bailey, Treasurer
- Mimi Budd, Secretary
- Bruce Pierini, At Large Executive Committee Member
- Jessica Bivens
- Gerre Buehler
- Erik Fay
- Bill French
- Susan French
- Lily M. Harris
- Sue Hilda
- Emily Lemei
- John Mathews
- Shannon Motley
- Andrea Rosen
John has lived in the neighborhood since 1981. He previously served on the SCNA board from 1982 through the mid 1990’s, with many years as Treasurer and one term as President. He rejoined the board in January 2020 and again is serving as Treasurer, chairing the Finance Committee and participating on the Facilities Committee. John is a CPA, and for many years he was Chief Financial Officer of wholesale distribution companies. Since retiring in 2018, John has enjoyed travelling, golfing, gardening, and trailing his golden retriever leisurely sniffing his way around Curtis Park.
Jessica Bivens is a Sacramento native, but she was not familiar with Curtis Park before returning to Sacramento in 2019 after 15 years away. She had moved to the Bay Area in 2004, and then to New York in 2013. She lives in a 1950s ranch house at 24th Street and Ninth Avenue.
Gerre has lived in Curtis Park since 1985. She has been Distribution Manager for the Viewpoint, our neighborhood newspaper, since the late 1980’s. Service on the Board during the 1980’s and volunteering for the Home Tour and Wine Tasting are also part of her Curtis Park history. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Facilities Committee and sits on the Development Committee. She loves our neighborhood and hasn’t considered moving for over 35 years. This is odd for a military brat who moved every 2 years or less while growing up.
Mimi Budd has lived in Curtis Park since 1981. During her career, she worked as an attorney for several elected members of the California Legislature and numerous state departments, and served as chief counsel of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. She served previously as both a member and president of the SCNA board. She serves on the SCNA Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice. She is active in Emily’s List, a political action committee that supports Democratic women candidates, as well as the Brady Campaign United Against Gun Violence. She served in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and is currently vice president of the Friends of Nigeria board of directors.
Erik and his wife Anne have lived in Curtis Park for 17 years. Erik is a veteran and worked in state government specializing in employment tax, business audits, criminal tax enforcement, hearings, and new legislation. He has written for the Viewpoint for many years and was an active member of the SCNA Heritage Committee. He is interested in neighborhood concerns and further marketing SCNA activities and opportunities for participation. He and Anne are frequently seen running and walking their golden retriever around the park. Erik enjoys seeing and talking to neighborhood friends while they are out and about.
Bill moved into the neighborhood in 1978 when the multi-state non-profit agency he founded opened its headquarters in Sacramento. Since his retirement over 10 years ago he and his wife Robin have been traveling the world. Bill first served on the SCNA board in the early 1980s and looks forward to helping to re-energize the neighborhood.
Lily M. Harris is an attorney for a law firm in San Francisco but works almost entirely from home. Lily and her husband, Chris, and their two year old daughter, Roxana, live on Coleman Way, and have another child on the way. They moved to Curtis Park in June 2019. Roxana just started at Great Beginnings. Chris is a stay-at-home dad, though he is hoping to open a coffee shop in the next year or two, ideally within Curtis Park.
Sue Hilda is a retired Cal Trans engineer. For 30 years she engineered mostly bridge design, but also helped some with construction and helped Cal Trans with sales to low-income people. Her father was a Japanese American, who was incarcerated/interred during the Japanese Internment. She is somewhat involved in the Japanese-American community helping administer memorial funds from her father to help mitigate what happened to the Japanese in the 1940’s. Sue moved to Curtis Park in 2004 from the Pocket. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the group that writes America’s infrastructure report card. Her involvement has been mainly at the local level but she will become more involved at the state level starting in Oct. of 2022.
Bill is a mostly retired Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings. He and wife Constance have lived in Curtis Park for over four decades and both their children were born and raised here. After leaving active military service Bill dedicated himself to a career in law and worked in the California Legislature as an Administrative Assistant and Consultant, the Community Release Board (now Bureau of Prison Terms), Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the California Office of Administrative Hearings. He was involved in the early efforts to save Sierra School and served on the SCNA Board of Directors for four years including two years as President (’88-’90).
Emily Lemei grew up in Curtis Park on Portola Way, where her parents still reside. She remembers attending Girl Scouts, dance lessons and theater classes at Sierra 2 as a child. She attended local public schools and George Washington University in Washington, DC. After a brief stint in politics as a college student, she ultimately returned to California to work in state government. She first worked at the State Personnel Board, then at the California Energy Commission on legislative issues and renewable procurement requirements for publicly owned utilities. She currently works on customer programs and regulatory affairs for the Northern California Power Agency, a joint action agency representing and supporting 16 public power entities. Much of her work is focused on transportation electrification, and she serves on the board of the California Electric Transportation Coalition. After living in Downtown for 10 years, she and her husband and young son moved to Crocker Village last year. “I’m excited to get involved in SCNA,” she said. “I love this community.”
Kathy has called Curtis Park home for nearly 37 years. She is a former historic preservation professional and journalist. She has long been involved in SCNA, having previously served on the board in the early 2000’s while also then heading up the Wine Tasting Committee and serving as Viewpoint editor. From 2003-05 she was SCNA’s executive director. She grew up in the suburbs of southern California and always dreamed of living in an old house neighborhood. She cherishes Curtis Park for its historic homes, tree-lined streets, and the neighborly neighbors who make this a great place to live and our association strong.
John has lived in Curtis Park for 35 years, in a house that has been in his family since 1945. He has served on the SCNA Board of Directors for well over a decade, working on the preservation and betterment of our beautiful neighborhood. He hopes to continue serving on the Board to monitor the completion of the Crocker Village project and its impact on Curtis Park.
Shannon Motley has lived in Curtis Park for four years. She has spent her career in medical sales. She has a master’s degree in public health and welcomes the opportunity to put that training to use in the community. In her free time, she rides her horse, teaches Pilates, and chases after her nephew, niece and cousin, all of whom love exploring Curtis Park.
Bruce spent 38 years as a professor of anthropology at community colleges and CSU Sacramento. He enjoyed introducing students to the vast and intriguing research literature and theories in anthropology. Now retired, his interests include Italian, French and Spanish languages, reading fiction and nonfiction, gardening, cooking, travel and keeping up with developments in the sciences. Bruce has served on the SCNA Board since 2013, including work on the Development, Neighborhood Concerns and Facilities Committees. He has been married to Wayne Anderson since 1978 and together they enjoy traveling the world. Bruce is currently the SCNA Board Secretary. He has lived in Curtis Park for 35 years.
Andrea moved to Curtis Park in 1978 and has lived in three different houses since then. Her two kids always enjoyed Sierra 2 activities. She has served on the Board on and off since the early 1980’s. She has written for the Viewpoint since the late 1970’s. The Neighborhood Concerns Committee idea originated with her and she has been very active in planning issues affecting Curtis Park. She is a health and government lawyer now with the State. She served as a former City Planning Commissioner and Human Rights/Fair Housing Commissioner.
Our important sub-committees take on a tremendous amount of work to improve our neighborhood. Fill out the form below if you are interested in becoming a Board Member or serving on a committee.
- Executive Committee
- Development Committee
- Facilities Committee
- Finance Committee
- Neighborhood Concerns Committee
- Personnel Committee
- Senior Center Committee
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