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Cindy and AdelaideNext Generation Public Service Lessons

Facebook — October 26, 2018

How I love this girl! Teaching my granddaughter Adelaide about the importance of public service.



East Bay TimesWalnut Creek City Candidates Stake Out Positions

East Bay Times — October 22, 2018

Sam Richards writes, "Though all five candidates for two open seats on the Walnut Creek City Council agree a balance in downtown development is needed and a growing employee pension debt has to be tackled, their approaches to those and other challenges somewhat differ." Read the full article here.




Meet & GreetMeet & Greet with Ellen Osmundson

Facebook — October 22, 2018

Whew! What a weekend! We walked to more than 7,000 houses (thank you to the many campaign volunteers who made that possible), and had a wonderful "meet and greet" hosted by Ellen Osmundson. Teaming up with Matt Francois made the days extra meaningful.



North Bay LeadershipCindy Engages with Northgate High
Leadership Students

Facebook — October 19, 2018

A great morning talking with our future leaders at Northgate High. #Inspired





East Bay TimesEast Bay Times Endorses Cindy!

Facebook — October 17, 2018

Thank you to the East Bay Times for their endorsement! Read the full endorsement here.



Rossmoor City Council UpdateAnnual City Council Update to Rossmoor Citizens

Facebook — October 16, 2018

I had a great time updating Rossmoor residents about what’s happening in
Walnut Creek with Councilman Kevin Wilk.
I look forward to next year’s update!



Mt. Diablo Culinary AcademyMt. Diablo Culinary Academy Students Visit Walnut Creek Restaurants

Facebook — October 15, 2018

Sunrise Bistro’s Cindy Gershen brought her Mt. Diablo Culinary Academy students to visit four Walnut Creek restaurants. Thanks, Cindy, for your exceptional work with our next generation! #TheKidsAreAlright



Sustainable RossmoorSustainable Rossmoor at Community Service Day a Success!

Facebook — October 15, 2018

Celebrating the success of Sustainable Rossmoor’s first participation in Community Service Day. It was a great day!



Community Service Day1400 Volunteers Ready for Community Service Day 2018

Facebook — October 12, 2018

I am so proud of the Community Service Day committee! Eight years ago, I introduced Community Service Day. Tomorrow, we welcome 1400-plus volunteers!


Diablo Regional Arts Association GalaCindy Shows Up to Support The Arts

Facebook — October 7, 2018

A wonderful night supporting the arts at "On Broadway". From left, Nikki Gordon, Nan Walz, Natalie Inouye, Peggy White and me! Kudos to Peggy White, the Diablo Regional Arts Association Team, Scott B Denison and the talented Lesher Center team for an extraordinary event! — with Natalie inouye.


Ruth Bancroft GardenCindy to Receive The Ruth Bancroft Carden "Golden Barrel Award for Philanthropy"!

Facebook — September 26, 2018

Touched beyond words that the The Ruth Bancroft Garden will present me with their Golden Barrel Award for Philanthropy at their annual dinner this Saturday. Their invitation says "Cindy Silva has been a shining
fixture in the Walnut Creek civic landscape since she moved here with her husband, Tom, 34 years ago. Through leadership and volunteerism, Cindy has made major contributions to Walnut Creek’s quality of life and is also an avid supporter of the Garden." What an honor!



Walnut Creek Police AssociationWalnut Creek Police Association Endorses Cindy Silva!

Facebook — September 21, 2018

I am deeply honored to have just received the endorsement of the Walnut Creek Police Association. The safety of our community is so important! That's why over the past few budget cycles, I have supported adding more police officers, a crime analyst, additional police services officers and significant investments in crime-fighting technology. Thank you for all you do for our community, Walnut Creek Police!



Sustainability Contra Costa AwardsSustainability Contra Costa Awards

Facebook — September 21, 2018

I was honored to be one of the two presenters of the Leadership in Sustainability Awards at last night's Sustainable Contra Costa Awards event, along with Pleasant Hill Mayor Tim Flaherty. Congratulations to all the award recipients but especially to County Connection for the all-electric Walnut Creek Trolley and to our own Judy Adler of Diablo Nature Adventures for her Lifetime Achievement Award. Fun Fact: The founders of Sustainable Contra Costa met each other for the first time while participating in Walnut Creek's Citizens Institute!



EndorsersCivic Leaders Endorse Cindy

Facebook — September 20, 2018

Proud to be endorsed by more than 2 dozen local elected officials, including these remarkable civic leaders: Pleasant Hill City Council members Michael Harris, Ken Carlson and Sue Noack, and and Martinez Mayor Rob Schroeder. At tonight’s Contra Costa Association of Realtors gathering for elected officials.



AB2923 Press ConferencePress Conference Urging Governor Brown to VETO AB 2923

Facebook — September 18, 2018

I urge Governor Brown to VETO AB 2923, the bill that would allow BART to ignore city zoning and development standards for any properties it owns within 1/2 mile of its stations, including our downtown BART station and the PH station in northern Walnut Creek. Yesterday, I joined Assemblymember Catharine Baker, Senator Steve Glazer and 20 other mayors and councilmembers at a press conference to voice our opposition to this bill.



Walnut Festival Twilight ParadeIt's Walnut Festival Time!

Facebook — September 15, 2018

Oh, I love a parade! With my City Council colleague Loella Haskew in the Walnut
Festival Twilight Parade.

The Walnut Festival is Sept 21-23 at Heather Farm Park.



League of CA Cities Board MeetingLeague of CA Cities Board Meeting

Facebook — September 13, 2018

At the League of California Cities Board meeting today, rallying my colleagues from across the state to help oppose AB 2923. The bill would give BART the right to set the development standards for housing on its property without having to follow local development standards including those for height, density and parking. I support innovative ways to meet the California housing crisis, but this is a bad bill.




Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Candidate's ForumWC Chamber Candidate's Forum

Facebook — September 12, 2018

Thank you to the Walnut Creek Chamber
& Visitors Bureau for hosting a Council candidates forum Tuesday.




WC Pickleball ClubLet's Play (Pickle) Ball!

Facebook — September 8, 2018

Thanks to the Walnut Creek Pickleball Club for raising the $$ to add 4 new courts at Rudgear Park AND for inviting Councilman Kevin Wilk and me to the “ribbon cutting.” Let’s play (pickle) ball!



Hospice East BayHospice East Bay

Facebook — August 30, 2018

Being on the board of Hospice East Bay means a great deal to me, so I was thrilled when the Walnut Creek Chamber chose to hold its monthly BASH event this evening at the Hospice Thrift Shoppe. Here, I catch up with Cindy Hattie, CEO of Hospice East Bay.



WCPD RidealongRiding along with the Walnut Creek Police Department

Facebook — August 19, 2018

Rode along with Lieutenant Joe Donleavy last night. Thanks to the Walnut Creek Police Department for keeping our community so safe!



Cindy Silva & "Big Belly" Garbage Cans#Sustainable Walnut Creek

Facebook — August 13, 2018

Are trash receptacles exciting? They are when they are Big Bellies! The duo-containers (one side for trash, the other for recyclables) use solar-powered compactors to make the most of the space inside. When they're full, a wireless signal goes out that they're ready to be emptied, cutting down on needless visits from garbage trucks. Fewer truck visits = less traffic. Walnut Creek's Big Belly system is paid for through the sale of recyclables. #BigBelly #SustainableWalnutCreek



Cindy Silva & Lauren Jonas of Diablo BalletWalnut Creek's Own Diablo Ballet

Facebook — August 10, 2018

Did you know Walnut Creek has a ballet company? More than 300 people came out last night to support Diablo Ballet. I had a great time learning more about the upcoming season with Artistic Director Lauren Jonas. Check out next season’s program and catch a performance.



Cindy Silva & Karen MitchoffState of the East Bay

Facebook — August 8, 2018

Catching up with Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff at today's "State of the East Bay," sponsored by the East Bay Leadership Council and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. Hot topics included homeless needs, workforce development, transportation and finances.



Cindy Silva at World of Frida KahloWorking With Regional Leaders
for Local Control

Facebook — July 25, 2018

Took BART to San Francisco yesterday with Orinda Mayor Amy Worth and Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin to discuss AB 2923 with Assemblymember David Chiu. The bill would take away city control of development standards for projects built on BART land. From left, Sam Caygill of the League of California Cities, Walnut Creek City Manager Dan Buckshi, me, Orinda Mayor Amy Worth and Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin.



Memorial Day Observance"The World of Frida" Opening

Facebook — July 9, 2018

Wow! There must be 3,000 people at this afternoon's opening party for “The World of Frida.” Featuring works inspired by the life and art of Frida Kahlo, the exhibit will be at the Bedford Gallery through Sept. 16. Learn more: #FridaKahlo


Cindy Silva and Youth Leaders

Working With Walnut Creek
Youth Leaders

Facebook — June 27, 2018

Sharing a selfie with Walnut Creek Youth Leadership Commissioner Laila Amro, part of the team behind today's successful Youth Leadership Conference at Civic Park. Inspiring speakers, live music and food trucks! Great job, Youth Commissioners!


Cindy Silva Advocating for Local Control

Advocating for Local Control

Facebook — June 26, 2018

Today I testified before a Senate committee about City concerns with a bill that would take away city control of development standards for projects built on BART land and give the control to BART.


Cindy Silva Advocating in SacramentoAdvocating for Walnut Creek in Sacramento

Facebook — June 15, 2018

Thursday, I joined other city officials in Sacramento to provide input about potential problems with Assembly Bill 2923, which would remove local authority for housing developments on BART land. That’s me in the middle, talking to Assemblyman (and AB2923 author) Tim Grayson and BART director Nick Josefowitz.



Cindy Silva and CERT GraduatesCERT Graduates Ready for Anything

Facebook — June 9, 2018

30 new CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members graduated with a final drill this morning. Thanks to all CERT volunteers for their willingness to provide essential neighborhood assistance when there's a disaster.
Join the team!



Memorial Day ObservanceMemorial Day Observance

Facebook — May 30, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to Civic Park on Memorial Day to remember our fallen heroes and celebrate our veterans. In addition to hundreds of community members, a number of elected officials paid their respects. In the photo below, from left, me (in red), BART Director Debora Allen; Walnut Creek Council Member Kevin Wilk; Mayor Justin Wedel; Contra Costa Supervisors Candace Anderson and Karen Mitchoff; and Walnut Creek Council Member Loella Haskew. Watch Walnut Creek TV's video of the ceremony at



Cindy and Public ArtPublic Art Installation at Civic Park

Facebook — May 22, 2018

Getting my hands dirty helping Arts Commissioner Glynnis Cowdery "weave" willow branches for the public art piece that's rising up in Civic Park. Join us for the opening celebration on Saturday, May 26 from 2-4 p.m. Thank you to Bedford Gallery for bringing this intriguing example of public art to our community. Learn more at http:// public-art/collection/ patrick-dougherty



GroundbreakingGroundbreaking for the St. Paul's Commons Affordable Housing Development

Facebook — May 18, 2018

It was my honor to represent the City of Walnut Creek at the groundbreaking for St. Paul's Commons this week. When complete, St. Paul's Commons will include 45 affordable apartments, along with a new home for Trinity Center Walnut Creek, which helps those without homes. Learn more about Trinity Center at



Creek Clean-upKeeping Our Creeks Clean!

Facebook — May 12, 2018

More than 125 volunteers got wet and muddy at the annual Creek Clean-up today. I had a great time checking people in at Civic Park, and hanging out with Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commissioner Tom Worthy. Thank you to Friends of the Creeks for your ongoing leadership in caring for our waterways.

Bike to Work DayBike to Work Day

Facebook — May 10, 2018

A terrific Bike to Work Day at City Hall (and yes, I rode my bike there!), capped with the downtown launch of the LimeBike bikeshare program. Great work by City employees who ran the energizer station. Thank you, Transportation Commissioners Ken Strongman and Melissa Bauman Ward for being there, and for your ongoing dedication to Walnut Creek.



Community Service DayCommunity Service Day
Project-Planning Breakfast

Facebook — April 25, 2018

Lots of great projects in the works. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 13 and help us make Walnut Creek shine!



CA Seismic Safety Commission

CA Seismic Safety Commission

Facebook — April 17, 2018

Serving on the state's Seismic Safety Commission is fascinating as we work together to reduce earthquake risks. On Wednesday, the Commission will hear from BART's Emergency Preparedness Manager. Learn more about the Seismic Safety Commission at



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