Candidate Statements for Kensington Board Seat

Here are the application letters from the three candidates seeking to fill the seat on Kensington's governing board that was emptied by the sudden resignation last month of board member Mari Metcalf.

The sudden resignation last month of Mari Metcalf from the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District (KPPCSD) board left a vacant seat that remaining board members plan to fill by appointment.

The board invited interested applicants to submit letters describing what their motivation for serving, their qualifications and their experience working with a group on solving a complex problem.

Three Kensington residents applied:

  • Becky Stephens, an active parent volunteer at Kensington Hilltop Elementary School, board member of the Kensington Farmers' Market
  • Len Welsh, attorney, former Chief of Cal-OSHA (California Division of Occupational Safety and Health), current Chief of Workplace Safety for the state Compensation Insurance Fund
  • Kim Zvik, IT consultant, member of the Kensington Municipal Advisory Council, ran twice for the KPPCSD board, in 2010 and 2012. 

Their full letters are attached to this article.

At their public meeting on Jan. 30, the remaining four members of the KPPCSD board plan to interview the three candidates and possibly select the replacement to complete the remaining two years of Metcalf's four-year term. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center.


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Carolyn January 28, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Thanks, Patch, for covering this topic so that Kensington community members can learn more about the potential candidates who have volunteered to fill the vacancy.


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