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Length of time in office:
How long have you lived in Dayton?
Where were you born?
Dayton High School
I have been employed by a worker’s compensation insurance company for just over 5 years, initially as a claims adjuster and for the past 2 years as a return to work consultant, prior to that I spent 13 years working as a human resources generalist for a large wholesale plant nursery. I have also worked as a job services representative, a night manager for a shelter for abused women/children, an office manager/legal assistant in a small law office, an instructional assistant and home-school consultant for a migrant education program and seasonal agricultural work.
What do you love most about Dayton?
I love Dayton’s sense of community, you are likely to run into someone you know when you go for a walk or participate in the town's activities. I like that it’s a small town with lots of character and that it is a safe town. I feel right at home surrounded by the beauty of Dayton’s agriculture industry.
Do you have a particular area or passion regarding your work on the City Council?
I am passionate about the safety and wellness of all of Dayton’s residents but especially that of our children. When children feel safe and their needs are met, they can focus on learning, growing and dreaming and when kids feel good about the community they grow up in, they will want to continue to call it home and contribute to its success in the future.
Who inspires you to be better?
My son inspires me to be better. As a parent, you always want to be a good example to your children, so they motivate you to be the best version of you that you can be. But I am also inspired by people who find the strength to overcome adversity every day – it doesn’t have to be some magnificent contribution to mankind – just hearing stories about people’s journeys and how they just keep moving forward until they reach their goal is a great reminder that everyone has the power to inspire others.
What is the last adventure you went on?
Sometimes it feels like leaving the house every morning is an adventure in and of itself! Our last trip-adventure was to our hometown, Nochistlan, in Mexico, in November of last year. The weather was beautiful, my family and I visited several places, and got to spend a lot of time with family.
If you were given 10 million dollars to spend on Dayton, how would you spend it?
Well, I’m not an impulse spender, so I would probably do my research before making a final decision on how to spend a large amount of money but things that I would consider would be making sure that we have adequate sidewalks and lighting throughout the town, and creating a community center with a low cost gym, pool, and perhaps a medical room to provide a space for visiting medical professionals to volunteer at. It would have space for educational and recreational activities that provide community members of all ages with numerous opportunities to participate in, and it would partner with the schools to create volunteer opportunities for older students. The center would host after school activities, cultural events, fitness and music classes, ESL, career development/skills, and anything else the community expressed interest in.
Councilor Sandoval-Perez was elected to serve a 4-year term that will expire 12/31/2022, and can be reached via email here.
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