The ballots have been counted and, by a margin of almost 2 to 1, the voters of Sunnyvale selected me to serve on the Sunnyvale City Council. I am deeply grateful for everyone who supported our campaign and for those who took actions large and small that contributed to our victory. The campaign was a wonderful opportunity to connect with residents, including friends, acquaintances and people I just recently met.
I have been proud of the values our community holds and look forward to working together to solve our big challenges proactively, problems such as housing affordability, transportation, environmental sustainability and addressing growing income inequality. I am excited to start work on the Council, and ask for your continued support and guidance as we move forward.
Many people have had strong reactions to the outcome of the national election. To bring our communities together, we need to meet together about what opportunities our economy offers and the roadblocks it puts in our way.
I seek community volunteers who are willing to participate in workshops to help people share stories and ideas about how to make Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley an even better place for all. If you are interested in participating in these, please sign up online here.
The City’s swearing-in ceremony for new council members will be January 10th, 2017 and I would be honored if you would join me in the Sunnyvale City Council chambers that evening.
Thank you for your continued support, encouragement and contributions throughout the campaign. I look forward to working for our community.
– Nancy Smith