Tim Palmer has some things to share with you (Candidate for Supervisor)
I am running for County Supervisor because I believe that the skills and lessons I have learned in my community have prepared me to further serve our county in positive and beneficial ways.
When I worked in a Senator’s office it was a great feeling to be able to get through the bureaucracy and to help the people of the district with their needs. The civic value of participation is important to me because we are a government of the people. Teaching political science at Sierra College has allowed me to carefully study the impacts that local government creates.
Many of us volunteer great amounts of time and energy in efforts to create and maintain our communities and help individuals within them. To me, an efficient and well-run county government can allow us to use our time and energies and finances wisely for a greater good for our communities. I pledge to give you the very best that I am able to give because I have been taught to keep my promises and I truly care about our communities. My agenda is simple and not tied to any single cause.
I want to be your representative. We have a great county to live in. Let’s keep it that way.
- I will work to make the roads and our communities safe.
- I will make sure our taxes are carefully accounted for and spent wisely.
- I want to ensure our rural lifestyle through careful planning.
- I want to ensure that our long range water needs are secure.
- I will help you to interpret our county’s rules and regulations.
- I will review our policies to make sure they match our current and future needs.
- I will promote business growth and jobs in our district and county.
- I want long range planning that all of us can count on.
- I want the actions of our county to be transparent, especially at the early stages of change.
- I want our county government to be consistent and reasonable.
Community Experiences for Tim Palmer
- Teacher in Black Oak Mine Unified School District- 28 years
- Political Science Teacher Sierra College, 7years (at night)
- Former Board Member, Secretary and Vice President of Auburn Lake Trails Property Owner’s Association
- Current Secretary and Founding Board Member, Cool Charity, a 501(c)(3) a non-profit
- Former President of Sierra College Associated Students and Student Member of the Sierra College Board of Trustees
- Co-creator of an interactive nature program, with input from The American River Nature Conservancy, BLM, and State Parks
- Former Young Life leader at Golden Sierra and Placer High Schools
- Former youth group leader at Mother Load Church in Coloma
- Former President of the Council on the Arts
- Former volunteer firefighter
- Intern for State Senator Jim Nielsen as a college senior and as a Masters candidate
- Grant writer and recipient for: HP computers for schools, Apple computers for schools, $40,000 environmental studies grant, Japan Fulbright, Korea Institute, Target grants, Walton Foundation Grants
- Voter registration drive at Golden Sierra High School
- Exchange teacher in Queensland Australia
- Community Theater, Auburn Lake Trails
- Summer camp counselor at Rubicon Springs
- Counselor at Sly Park
- Past Member: The American Political Science Association
- Past Member: National Science Teachers Association
- Past Member: California Science Teachers Association
Present and former School Committee Work and Leadership Positions:
- District Budget Advisory Committee
- El Dorado County Math Adoption Committee
- El Dorado County SEEK-12 Science Committee
- Macmillan McGraw-Hill Focus Group for 2007 CA Vistas Social Studies Program
- District Writing Rubric Formation Committee
- Principal’s Advisory Committee
- District Teacher Credentialing Committee
- District Hiring Committee
- School SITE Council
- Master Teacher (two times)
- Department Chair - Social Studies
- Lead teacher and guide taking students to explore Japan
- Environmental Camp co-founder
- Lead teacher for a $40,000 CA Postsecondary Ed. Commission grant for education and program development administered through U.S.C.
- The American River Conservancy's Environmental Teacher of the Year 2005-2006.
- Recipient and participant of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund program.
- Recipient and participant of the Korea Institute
- Black Oak Mine USD Board Award for "Outstanding Teaching" for organizing and leading the annual 6th grade camp program that introduces rural students to the cultures of San Francisco.
- Honored by the Placer County District Attorney’s office
- Highly Qualified Teacher, Black Oak Mine USD
- Recognized with my students by the California State Assembly for participation in the “Write a Bill Challenge".
For all of the family background and narrative about Tim (the long story) please visit http://www.timpalmerforsup.net