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City of WaterfordCandidate for City Council

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Elizabeth Talbott

Health Education Director
1,104 votes (33.88%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordable housing
  • Expand access to safe places to play (parks, sidewalks)
  • Improve infrastructure to attract smart business development



Profession:Health Education and Outreach Director
Director of Clinical Education and Outreach, Golden Valley Health Centers (2014–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Waterford Planning Commission — Appointed position (2017–current)
Community Development Committee, Vice Chair, City of Waterford — Appointed position (2017–current)
Advisory Board Member, District 1, Stanislaus County Free Library — Appointed position (2016–current)
Member, District 1, Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2018–current)


University of Phoenix MBA, Health Care Administration focus (2006)
UC Santa Cruz BA, Psychology (1995)

Community Activities

Vice President of Communications, Hickman School PTSA (2018–current)
President, Hickman School PTSA (2017–2018)
Treasurer, Hickman School PTSA (2015–2017)


I'm running for you.

I am a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and have lived in Waterford with my family since 2010. I have worked in health education and community outreach for 25 years with a proven track record in program planning, development and management. I earned my BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz; and earned an MBA in 2006 while pregnant and working full-time.

I serve Waterford as a Planning Commissioner and as Vice Chair of the Community Development Committee. I also serve as the Health Sector leader on the Community System of Care for Stanislaus County addressing homelessness. I also have the pleasure of representing District 1 on the Stanislaus County Free Library Board. Additionally, I have been an active board member of the Hickman School PTSA where I have served in a variety of roles (Treasurer 2015-2017, President 2017-2018, and soon will be Vice President of Communications for 2018-2019).

 My husband, Stephen, retired from Gallo Glass after 35 years of service and is President of the SOAR chapter for retirees from his Union. Stephen is a long-time resident of Waterford, and I'm so thankful that he introduced me to this city that I am proud to call home. Our 16-year-old son, Ben, attends Downey High School in Modesto where he lives with mom and stepdad. I am so fortunate to get to be a Bonus Mom to this hilarious, guitar-playing teen! Max Ching is our youngest son. He will be starting sixth grade in August at Hickman Middle School. If you've heard drum music (probably a Beatles tune) emanating from our garage on Sawmill, that's Max.

My call to public service has been lifelong. I have always enjoyed a good debate, and have friends and family across the political spectrum. I am committed to ensuring that the underserved and under-represented have a voice in the community and in politics. I strive every day to make the community a bit brighter for everyone.

I respectfully ask for your vote on November 6th.


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