FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2022
Contact: Shea Benton
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PRESS RELEASE: SUPERVISOR NORA VARGAS HEADLINES CIRCULATE MEMBERSHIP MIXER IN BARRIO LOGAN
SAN DIEGO (November 7, 2022) - This Thursday, November 10th, local nonprofit Circulate San Diego will host their final member mixer of the year featuring remarks from San Diego County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chair Nora Vargas.
Supervisor Vargas represents San Diego County’s First Supervisorial District. A first-generation immigrant, Supervisor Vargas is the first Latina, first binational, and first woman of color to serve as County Supervisor in the 172-year history of the County of San Diego. She is currently serving a second term as Vice-Chair of the Board.
The event, hosted Friday, November 10th at Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan will be a fun evening with Circulate’s diverse and engaged membership for networking, free drinks, music, and celebrations. Guests will mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision-makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space.
“We’re honored to be joined by Vice Chair Vargas as we cap off a successful year working to increase mobility options and creating vibrant, healthy neighborhoods for all San Diegans,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel for Circulate San Diego. “Supervisor Vargas has been a champion for mobility and healthy neighborhoods as Chair for SANDAG’s Transportation Committee and Air Pollution Control District, and we look forward to continuing to work with her to improve mobility options for all San Diegans in 2023.”
Vice Chair Vargas is Co-Chair of the County's COVID-19 subcommittee and has led efforts to mitigate the impacts of the global pandemic, with a strong focus on economic recovery from an equity lens. She serves as Chair for SANDAG’s Transportation Committee and the Air Pollution Control District and is the County’s representative to the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and National Association of Counties (NACo). In February 2022, Vice Chair Vargas was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the California Air Resources Board.
Circulate San Diego celebrated numerous wins in 2022, including the expansion of the Affordable Homes Bonus Program, the release of the “Fast Bus” report to accelerate bus transit, passage of City of San Diego planning group reform, and the statewide elimination of parking minimums in transit priority areas.
Find more information about the event at https://www.circulatesd.org/nov2022membership
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.