Grace Schmidt for Alamo Town CouncilGrace for AlamoVote March 3, 2009
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Why Grace?


Grace will preserve the unique qualities of Alamo while improving the town and ensuring that every resident has a voice. Grace's extensive background in government and first-class education make her an ideal candidate.

Read who endorses Grace

  • Over 23 years expertise in Alamo neighborhood and civic issues while serving multiple government roles  (see About Grace)

  • Masters degree in community organization and social planning from UC Berkeley

  • Dedicated to preserving the unique character of Alamo

  • Fiscal management a top priority

  • A voice for openness and transparency, especially in creation of the new Alamo General Plan

  • A push for inclusive government and citizen involvement

  • Committed to maintain and improve critical Alamo services, like law enforcement, by reducing inefficiencies

Read in detail about Grace's vision for Alamo and her stance on the issues >


Endorsements
Schmidt will bring a keen understanding of local government issues.
- San Ramon Valley Times, Feb. 17, 2009


Grace will bring knowledge and organizational skills to the Alamo Town Council. She will listen to the concerns of our community and be responsive. She is perceptive, recognizing potential problems that might be averted or mitigated before they become unmanageable. I feel she will bring leadership and reason to our Council.
- Jeanne Tate, Resident of Roundhill, Member of Alamo Women's Club


My husband and I moved to Alamo because we wanted to raise our family in an area that had both sophistication and small town charm, and Alamo fit the bill. Sadly, we have seen a lot of undesirable changes to Alamo that are beginning to take away the unique character with which we fell in love.

"Grace Schmidt is also concerned with preserving our charming town. Grace worked tirelessly to oppose the Ultimate Configuration using her experience and knowledge to inform Alamo's residents of the County's plans, which were unanimously opposed. Grace is continuing to volunteer her time and efforts towards Alamo's incorporation and for that I am very thankful. I have seen Grace's persistence and dedication in voicing Alamo's residents' wishes for our town, and I confidently endorse her candidacy for Town Council.
- Dea Campbell, 12-year Alamo resident, Rancho Romero School parent


Grace is a wonderful neighbor and friend who has always been extremely active in the Alamo Community. We live on a private road, and Grace has taken the initiative to bring our neighborhood together and lead the effort to find cost-effective solutions for maintaining the road and the quality of life we enjoy here. Her knowledge of government, from many years working in national and local government, to her ongoing volunteerism in Alamo, gives her valuable experience that will benefit the new Town.
- John & Melissa Lynch, 20-year rsidents of Hemme Neighborhood


I met Grace Schmidt during the petition drive for incorporation last year. She has been a wonderful volunteer and advocate for the Alamo community. She was responsible for revealing the "Ultimate Configuration" widening of the Stone Valley Road/Danville Boulevard intersecton on the agenda of The Tri-Valley Transportation Council last year that would have invited more freeway traffic into Alamo and drastically affected quality of life in our community. Grace has been a true advocate for preserving quality of life in Alamo now and in the future. She is running for Town Council in the March 3rd election. I am happy to endorse her candidacy.
- Barbara Munkner, 36-year Alamo resident, former Rancho Romero PTA President


As a founding member of the Alamo Incorporation Movement (AIM) and a former San Ramon Valley Regional Planning Commissioner, I have worked with Grace on many issues important to our community. Her public sector experience, dedication and commitment to improving the quality of our lives here in Alamo make her an outstanding choice for the first Town Council of Alamo. Grace has my full endorsement!
- David Bowlby, The Bowlby Group


We give our Endorsement to Grace Schmidt as a very suitable candidate for Alamo Town Council. The Danville Boulevard/Stone Valley Road intersection widening project ("Ultimate Configuration") proposed for Alamo was derailed by Grace. Because of her extensive research and dedication to informing Alamo residents, the project was withdrawn from the Tri-Valley Transportation Council project list!

We believe if Grace is elected, she will do her job in the best interests of our community. Grace does her Homework!
- Bob and Claudia Waldron, 25-year residents of Alamo


Grace Schmidt is extremely qualified to serve on the Alamo Town Council. We have had experience working with Grace on Hemme Neighborhood organization issues. She is organized and thorough with the ability to work well with elected officials and regional government to effect change.
- Carol and Dick Hyman, 35 year Alamo residents


I am a native Californian and have been a resident of Alamo for 24 years. I was a Police Sergeant with the City of Walnut Creek for 15 years, a senior executive in the Financial Services Industry for 10 years and for the most recent 15 years, I was the General Manager of the Oro Loma Sanitary District, in Alameda County. Although, for a number of reasons, I am personally not in favor of incorporation, Alamo voters may ultimately decide to incorporate in the upcoming election. If a decision is made to incorporate, we will need dedicated elected officials to make incorporation of Alamo a success. Therefore, based on my extensive experience working with elected City Councils and Boards of Directors, and having a familiarity with Grace Schmidt's public sector experience, I think that she would be a very dedicated, honest, and outstanding representative on the Alamo City Council.
- Michael C. Cameron, former Sergeant, Walnut Creek Police Department, and retired General Manager of the Oro Loma Sanitary District


I have known Grace Schmidt for more than 22 years. I admire her enormously. She is a woman of intelligence and insight, extremely clear in her thought, articulate and caring. She would be an invaluable asset to the Town Council of Alamo. I can think of no person in whom I would have more trust to represent the best interests of our community.
- Margery Ammon, Alamo artist

Update from Grace
March 4, 2009


Incorporation Myths Busted

Meet Grace
Learn about Grace's extensive experience in local government and how her life has shaped her into such a strong candidate.
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What Others Say

Grace is a wonderful neighbor and friend who has always been extremely active in the Alamo Community. We live on a private road, and Grace has taken the initiative to bring our neighborhood together and lead the effort to find cost-effective solutions for maintaining the road and the quality of life we enjoy here. Her knowledge of government, from many years working in national and local government, to her ongoing volunteerism in Alamo, gives her valuable experience that will benefit the new Town.
- John & Melissa Lynch, 20-year residents of Hemme Neighborhood

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