• Pacific Grove HS Grad, Ed Smith, Joins Monterey City Council

    A new Mayor and Council will be sworn-in at the Monterey City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 2 at 4 p.m. Clyde Roberson will lead the new Council as Mayor. Roberson served 20 years on the Monterey City Council, including two terms as Mayor, and four years on the Library Board. Roberson started the Monterey Sports Center and the Neighborhood Improvement Program. He created the Historical Preservation and Cultural Arts Commissions. Roberson taught in Monterey for 35 years.

    Roberson will be joined by two new Council members, Ed Smith and Timothy Barrett. Smith is co-owner of a leadership training business, and is involved with several civic organizations. He had a 34-year career in law enforcement, rising through the ranks of the Monterey Police Department from police officer, training officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant, and additionally served four years as a division commander in southern California. Smith was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. He graduated from Pacific Grove High School, Monterey Peninsula College and California State University – Sacramento. He received a Master’s degree in Urban, State and Federal Governance from Golden Gate University and holds a California teaching credential.

    Timothy Barrett, who has lived in Monterey for 31 years, is owner of a small business offering quality media production and strategic digital asset management services to educational and public relations campaigns. He was a founding board member of the Walk and Roll Foundation, which was established to assist those with spinal cord injuries; chair of the Monterey Bay Chapter of CATESOL, a teachers association focused on training and development; and chair of the MPC Symposium Working Group, which initiated a regional community of action on homelessness and poverty. Barrett holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, a Master’s degree in Instructional Science and Technology and a teaching certificate.

    Before the new Mayor and Council take the oath of office, the City will say good-bye to outgoing Mayor Chuck Della Sala, and outgoing Councilmembers Frank Sollecito and Nancy Selfridge.

    The Dec. 2 Council meeting begins at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Few Memorial Hall, 580 Pacific Street.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 1, 2014

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