County Supe Mike Wasserman's November '12 Newsletter

Read this monthly post to get an update on what is happening in Santa Clara County Supervisorial District 1.

Fisher Middle School celebrated Veterans Day with an event to recognize and honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. It was my privilege to participate in the celebration. 

The patriotism of our next generation is truly inspiring! To all of the men and woman who serve, have served or those who have a family member who served: we thank you!

Santa Clara County voters made their voices heard at the polls. More than 70 contests were on the ballot countywide from president to Water District Board. Congratulations to all of the newly-elected public servants! I look forward to working together to strengthen our cities, county and region. 

Certification of election results by the Registrar of Voters happens by Dec. 4. To view election results in Santa Clara County, please visit: www.sccvote.org

Hope everyone participated in the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, it's a great thing to get a little exercise with 25,000 neighbors. It’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

Those who participated gave “thanks” by helping Second Harvest Food Bank, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, and the Children’s Health Initiative of Santa Clara County.  The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, is now in its eigth year and the total amount given to charity has exceeded $2.2 million. For more information, please visit: http://svturkeytrot.com/

It was my pleasure to serve (literally!) at last month’s annual “Be Our Guest” fundraiser which benefits the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits. And I am honored that my "Schoolhouse Rocks the Vote!" pumpkin won the SVCN's Choice Award. Event proceeds benefit SVCN and the important work they do supporting non-profit organizations in Santa Clara County. Learn more here.

Did you know that many farmers’ markets are open year round? A certified farmers' market is an approved site where farmers may sell produce directly to consumers. These markets and the participating growers are approved by the County Agricultural Commissioner. Find a market close to you and support our farmers! 

You can reach my office at 408-299-5010, or you can email me at mike.wasserman@bos.sccgov.org with your comments and concerns.

Mike Wasserman
Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1

P.S. Is there a person or organization in your community who deserves a public “Kudo?” Email your submissions (including name, why they are being nominated, and link to more information) to Elizabeth.Sanford@bos.sccgov.org

Kudos Corner
Kudos to the many volunteers and contributors who helped the Town of Los Gatos build the Creekside Sports Park.

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