Retired Rialto Unified School District Board President Joanne Gilbert Endorses Kelly Erving for Rialto City Council
“The most important reason why I am endorsing Kelly Erving for the Rialto City Council is that we need people who are planning for the future, not living in the past,” says Ms. Gilbert.
RIALTO, CALIF. “Kelly Erving is young, energetic, educated, knows our city well and she has what it takes to motivate Rialto’s young people to help move our city into the future,” says Ms. Gilbert.
Gilbert served as a secondary school teacher in New York, Virginia and California’s Long Beach and Moreno Valley Unified school districts before coming to Rialto. In 2001she joined the district’s Board of Directors and later served three terms as Board President, retiring in 2013.
“Rialto has grown so much in the past few years and we need leaders who are up-to-date with today’s trends in technology and engagement, people who know how to use what’s available to make sure that all the voices in our diverse community are heard before the Council makes decisions that affect everyone who lives and works here,” says Gilbert.
Erving’s stated priorities are affordable housing, sustainable economic development and reaching out to the entire community for input and feedback during the planning process. Erving says, “We need to respect our people and let them know that their input is welcome.
“We’ve seen some communities welcome giant warehouses that employ poorly paid employees who then need to rely on social services to get by,” says Erving. “That’s not going to happen in Rialto. We will grow the right way, attracting the kinds of businesses that provide the goods and services Rialto’s people need and want, while paying a living wage that ensures people who work here can live here.”
For more information on Kelly Erving’s candidacy, visit her website at Kelly4RialtoCC.com.