Letter: Provenza was there for Crisis Nursery


I am writing a personal letter to endorse Supervisor Jim Provenza’s re-election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. I have known Jim for nearly 10 years and have worked closely with him during his effort to save the Yolo Crisis Nursery when we were in jeopardy of closing our doors.

At that time the Nursery was operated by a local nonprofit, EMQ Families, First. When EMQ announced it was closing its Davis location, it left the Crisis Nursery and the families it serves in complete shock. We were within days of closing when Supervisor Provenza and state Sen. Lois Wolk called a meeting where they passionately communicated their commitment to help the nursery remain in operation. Jim led the way through the grueling process of creating a nonprofit, obtaining state licensing, and obtaining partial funding from Yolo County.

But it isn’t just children that remain his priority. His years as a supervisor have produced a  distinguished track record of creating sustainable economic development solutions and jobs, a farmland protection ordinance, programs for Yolo County’s most vulnerable senior citizens and children, and support and advocacy for a new animal shelter.

There is no one who is more committed to the citizens of  Yolo County than Jim Provenza. Re-elect Jim Provenza so he can complete the important work currently in progress and continue to serve the citizens of Yolo County.

Becky Heard

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