The Town of Windsor Senior Citizen Advisory Commission held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The Commission reorganizes on an annual basis, usually in January. Bill Fallis has dedicated his time and devotedly served as Chair in 2011, 2016 and 2017. Following a unanimous vote, Vice Chair Joannie Ransom was appointed to serve as Chair and Commissioner Jenny Helman as Vice Chair for a one-year term. Commissioners Michael Bertuccelli, Bill Fallis, Hugh Foley, David Kahn, Stanley Salomon and Lisa Renee Trumbly serve alongside Chair Ransom and Vice Chair Helman at public meetings that are held on a quarterly basis, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. The April 24, 2018 and October 23, 2018 meetings will be held in the Civic Center Council Chambers located at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400 in Windsor. The July 24, 2018 meeting will be held at the Windsor Senior Center, located at 9231 Foxwood Drive in Windsor.
The Senior Citizen Advisory Commission’s mission is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and to support the recreation programs and services offered to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. In addition, the Commission advises the Town Council and Parks and Recreation Director on policies, procedures, rules and regulations relating to the operation of the Senior Center and Pool. To be eligible for appointment to the Commission one must be a resident of the Town of Windsor and age 55 or older.
The Commission is composed of a total of eight commissioners; five members at-large appointed by each Councilmember, two residents from the Alden Woods and California Creekside Subdivisions and one member at-large by a simple majority vote.
Meet the Commission:
Chair Ransom, appointed by Councilmember Sam Salmon, is currently in her fourth year serving on the Commission with her term expiring in December 2018. Her vision for Windsor is for it to continue to provide solutions for the existing and emerging needs of seniors. Her professional background includes 10 years supervising recreation and parks programs and facilities for the City of Santa Monica, and 20+ years of executive management of nonprofit organizations including Girl Scouts and Special Olympics. She currently provides strategic planning and fund development training for various nonprofit organizations throughout California. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends.
Vice Chair Helman, appointed by Councilmember Debora Fudge, is currently in her second year on the Commission with her term expiring in December 2020. Her vision for Windsor is for it to continue to expand its offerings to our aging adults in a way that is effective and sustainable. She has a private nutrition consulting practice and teaches nutrition for The Ceres Community Project and is on the faculty of Bauman College in Penngrove. She is also a member of the Area Agency on Aging Commission. In her spare time, she enjoys growing vegetables with her husband, hiking, traveling and playing with her granddaughter.
Commissioner Bertuccelli, the Landmark Neighborhood Simple Majority commissioner, is currently in his second year serving on the Commission with his term expiring in December 2020. His vision for Windsor is making sure all seniors and people with disabilities living in Windsor have access and utilize the recreation programs and services offered in Windsor and throughout Sonoma County. Commissioner Bertuccelli is a caregiver for patients living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He also works special events at Lynmar Winery Santa Rosa. In his spare time, Commissioner Bertuccelli enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling and spending time at our beautiful Sonoma County parks and beaches.
Commissioner Fallis, appointed by Mayor Bruce Okrepkie, is currently in his tenth year serving on the Commission with his term expiring in December 2020. His vision for Windsor is to make the Town conscious of the needs of seniors in its project development. Commissioner Fallis worked in the business of large hospital material distribution systems for 35 years. He now runs a company called Aging Gracefully Senior Services that assists seniors in finding housing throughout Sonoma County. In his spare time, Commissioner Fallis enjoys playing golf, hiking and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Commissioner Foley, appointed by a simple majority vote, is currently in his second year on the Commission with his term expiring in December 2020. His goal on the Commission is to ensure that Windsor’s seniors have a fair voice and consideration in the community as it moves ahead. With a business background in finance and general management, he hopes to be able to continue to put such experience to productive use here in our community. He’s a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and NYU Graduate School. He has been an east-side resident of Windsor for 14 years. Now semi-retired, in his spare time he enjoys reading and writing, and hanging out with his wife Glenva.
Commissioner Kahn, appointed by Vice Mayor Dominic Foppoli, is currently in his second year serving on the Commission with his term expiring in December 2018. His vision for Windsor is to make it safe for all our seniors. Commissioner Kahn retired from Ralphs supermarket after 35 years in the business. He is currently in charge of concessions for the Windsor High School Booster Club and is a member of Kiwanis, American Legion and VFW. Commissioner Kahn is a marathon runner who in his free time works out at the Airport Club.
Commissioner Salomon, appointed by Councilmember Mark Millan, is currently in his fourth year serving on the Commission with his term expiring in December 2018. His vision for Windsor is to make sure that the promotion of welfare of seniors continues to be a top priority. Stan has been a Windsor resident and homeowner for the past 12 years. He retired from the phone company in 1988. In his spare time, Commissioner Salomon is an avid gardener, photographer and conservationist.
Commissioner Trumbly, appointed by a simple majority vote, is currently in her second year serving on the Commission with her term expiring in December 2018. Her vision for Windsor is to endure progress of an age-friendly and accommodating community featuring increased growth of business, goods, parks, safety, activities, and a healthy environment within the Town. She wishes to continue to strengthen a strong community with purpose that supports our universe and gives back, to allow the process to continue in the future for our families. Commissioner Trumbly’s background is in law, where she has advocated for those in need for over four decades. She serves as an advocate for the disabled and for seniors at Disability Services & Legal Center. Commissioner Trumbly’s joys in life are her family, gardening, traveling, exploring nature and spending more time in the Town of Windsor.
Four (4) terms are set to expire in December 2018. If you are interested in applying please visit the Committees and Commissions webpage on the Town of Windsor website for more information (townofwindsor.com) or contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (707) 838-5315.