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City of Del MarCandidate for City Council

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Sherryl Parks

1,201 votes (18.53%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Completion of the new City Hall/Town Hall.
  • Downtown revitalization through improved walkability, parking and landscaping.
  • Neighborhood safety



Profession:Mayor City of Del Mar/Educator
City Council, appointed Mayor, City of Del Mar — Elected position (2012–2016)
Assistant Director of Alumni, UCSD School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (2004–2006)
Tutorial Program and Asst. Director Alumni, UCSD School of Medicine,, Un. of San Diego (1985–2006)


Whitman College (BA), Teaching Credential (U. of Wash), Counseling Training (UCSD), Theology (Un. of the South) BA in History, Whitman College, Credentialed teacher K-12, Education for Ministry (EFM), Counseling Training, History, English, Education (K-12), Theology (2007)
See above BA Whitman College, Teaching Credential U. of Washington, Education for Ministry, Un. of the South, History, Religion, Teaching and Counseling skills, Theology (2006)

Community Activities

Church Vestry, Mission trip Namibia, Re-build homes after Katrina, , St. Peter's Church, DM (2006–current)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of Del Mar, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Sherryl Parks:

The biggest challenge facing our small city is to preserve the residential character of neighborhoods while welcoming millions of visitors each year.  The community determines my priorities. I will work to increase property values with an efficient design review process, improve our streets and sidewalks and parks, control disruptive short-term rentals in residential zones, enhance safe beach access, and complete our new city hall as the cornerstone of a downtown renaissance.

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