As a school board member, Patricia got results: She built partnerships with businesses and higher education to increase graduation rates and create job opportunities for students, while balancing the budget.
On the Riverside City Planning Commission, as Chairman in 2011-12 and commissioner for 4 years, she led consensus-building discussions on land use decisions that directly affected quality of life for Riverside residents. She supported development that was responsive to community needs and business challenges and provided opportunities for our city and our citizens.
Patricia has long been an active leader in the community. She is past chairman of the Rivers and Lands Conservancy and has served on the board of directors of many civic organizations, including the Riverside Art Museum, National Charity League Riverside Chapter and UCR Alumni Association. Patricia served as a gubernatorial appointee for eight years to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Patricia has advocated for and secured millions in state and federal funds to expand parks and recreational opportunities for Inland Southern Californians.