Comstock's magazine 0319 - March 2019 - Page 83

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP The City of Rancho Cordova A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, LEARN AND HAVE FUN PICTURED ABOVE [L-R]: KIM JURAN-KARAGEORGIOU | KERRY SIMPSON | AMANDA NORTON | MARIA CHACON KNIESTEDT | SHAUNA FRANKLIN | LINDA BUDGE | TESS DETERDING ELIZABETH SPARKMAN | DARCY GOULART | BRENDA ROACH | STACY LEITNER T he City of Rancho Cordova is an Simpson; and Community Development emerging urban center, offering Director Elizabeth Sparkman. something for everyone. For some, it’s the city’s 6 miles of beautiful American River Parkway and 16 miles of biking, walking and running trails. For others, it’s the arts, free events, great restaurants and schools. The second largest jobs center in the region, Rancho Cordova is a great place to be. Committed to investing in the city’s future, is a dynamic group of female leaders. Meet the female leaders who serve Rancho Cordova: City Councilwoman Linda Budge; Rancho Cordova Police Department Sgt. Tess Deterding; Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Shauna Franklin; Planning Manager Darcy Goulart; Administrative Services Director Kim Juran-Karageorgiou; Communications and Public Affairs Director Maria Chacon Kniestedt; City Clerk and Executive Assistant to the City Manager Stacy Leitner; Economic Development Manager Amanda Norton; Human Resources Manager Brenda Roach; Neighborhood Services Manager Kerry While the number of years they’ve served the City differs, collectively their interests in serving the City are the same. “We attract diverse people with equally diverse interests, creating a community of culture- seekers, entrepreneurs and families,” says Councilwoman Budge. “Our vision is that Rancho Cordova will remain a place where our residents can have the most fun.” Echoing this sentiment, and speaking to the importance of teamwork, is Kniestedt, “ We share a vision to continually improve the experiences of our residents, workforce, customers and partners so that we can be a vibrant “Our City culture is a team-focused, destination in this region. collaborative one in which hard work and — ELIZABETH SPARKMAN who lives and works in Rancho Cordova. creativity are valued.” “The City of Rancho Cordova is fortunate to have such an amazing leadership team,” says Franklin. “From an innovative Community Development Director, City of Rancho Cordova ” and compassionate city manager, to a thoughtful and inquisitive city council, I am continually inspired to dream more, learn more and do more because of our outstanding leaders.” 2729 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916.851.8700 March 2019 | 85 CLIENT PROFILE