Meet Dara Czerwonka

Age: 49

Years living in Escondido:  8 years

Family: Richard Warren- husband; Taryn Warren (age 12) – daughter; Deklan Warren (age 9)  - son

Education: Providence College 1991 BA; State University of New York at Stony Brook 1994 MSW

Prior political offices:

Trustee, Palomar Health District Board of Directors (2014 - 2018)

Board Member, San Pasqual Union Elementary School District (2018 - Present) 

Dara Czerwonka has the credentials to serve with distinction on the Escondido City Council. She brings with her 20 years of public health and human services experience. Dara’s skills as a budget analyst and strategic planner led to her service on a hospital board in Long Beach and earlier to an appointment on a national board dedicated to women’s and infants’ health. 

​Since moving to North County with her family, Dara has served as Executive Director for a successful non-profit, Girls Inc. of San Diego, whose mission is preparing girls and young women for a college education and success in life. Dara's work with Girls Inc. of San Diego was featured in UT-San Diego.

Dara's vision is simple:

  • Work on the City Council and with residents of Escondido to attract industries that increase good jobs and enhance the quality of life in Escondido such as agriculture, tourism and specialty food and beverage commerce (think wineries and craft beer!) Simply put, Escondido needs high quality businesses.
  • Support development that aligns with resident values, improves the quality and quantity of residential choices and enhances the efficiency of Escondido’s service delivery to the community. Escondido needs more quality houses.
  • Improve the livability of our city for families, seniors and young people by ensuring that their needs for safety, health, recreation, culture and democracy stay at the forefront of all policies, city spending and projects. Let’s work together to make Escondido a place where people can work, play, worship and live in health and comfort.