Times-Advocate Profiles Dara Czerwonka
The Escondido Times-Advocate profiled Dara's candidacy on July 18th, 2020, read the whole article here.
She told The Times-Advocate: “I’m running because there is a vacancy and I want it filled with a reasonable, moderate voice. I have the experience to help our city move forward. I’m interested in smart growth and I would like to continue down a better path of inclusiveness in our city, so that everyone in the city feels welcome.” She added, “I would like to promote business growth because I think it is important. I’m unique in the expertise in that area. We need better coordination of services and our efforts between the city, county and health district. That will make us far more effective in meeting the needs of city residents.”
Czerwonka emphasizes that being a nonprofit executive director is like running a business. “I’ve got twenty years’ experience doing that with P&L (profit and loss) responsibility,” she said. “I’m the only candidate with extensive experience with employees. I’ve met with the Palomar CEO weekly and was an active voice.”
Asked the first thing she would put on the agenda if elected, she said, “We have a lot of civil unrest or concerns of the inclusiveness of our city. I would like to have a better understanding of the city’s policies and procedures, how it addresses policing, city services and services. To be a learner and to understand, which I think is really important in terms of progressing. If we don’t understand what’s happening, it’s hard to do better.”