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WALNUT CREEK, CALIF., JUNE 30, 2020 … This week, Cindy Darling, an environmental expert, local small business owner and former Chair of the Walnut Creek Planning Commission, announced her candidacy for Walnut Creek City Council.
“Over the past decade on the Planning Commission, I’ve worked hard to protect open space, build our community and revitalize our downtown,” said Darling. “Now, I’ve decided to step up to the plate to help Walnut Creek navigate the unprecedented challenges of a post-COVID-19 economy. As a City Council member, I’ll bring a fresh perspective rooted in a lifetime of community service.”
In her professional career, Cindy has served the people of California as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and an environmental specialist in the Department of Fish & Wildlife. Following her career in public service, she and her husband, Gary, opened a Walnut Creek-based small business.
In Walnut Creek, she served ten years on the Walnut Creek Planning Commission and currently serves as the Chair of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. She also has been a leader in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and has volunteered with various community organizations, including the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, Walnut Creek Downtown and Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation. She is the founder of the Las Lomas All-Knighter Foundation.
“Cindy is a pillar of our community who would be a valuable asset on the Walnut Creek City Council,” said Aimee Moss, Walnut Creek School District Board Member. “She has the knowledge and background to get things done for our city, starting on day one. I’m confident that she will be attentive and responsive to the needs and concerns of all of Walnut Creek’s residents.”
As a City Councilmember, Cindy’s priorities will include:
● Ensuring City Hall is nimble and responsive to residents and small businesses so that Downtown Walnut Creek can thrive,
● Building stronger community partnerships, so that Walnut Creek offers something for everyone; and
● Solving the housing-jobs imbalance, creating a local economy that works for all.
“Walnut Creek needs a fresh perspective that’s backed-up by a strong record of success,” said Eric Harrison, a former Walnut Creek Planning Commissioner. “Working with Cindy on the Planning Commission, I’ve found her to be a creative thinker with a forward-thinking vision. She also has the policy chops and community roots the City Council needs to sustainably solve our greatest issues.”
For more information about Cindy Darling, visit her website at www.cindydarling.org.