Hello, my name is Josanna ‘Deedee’ Garcia. I’ve lived here in Spring Valley Lake for over 15 years and currently serve as both Director of Budget & Planning and Risk Manager, at Victor Valley College. As a deeply invested member of our community, I am running for a position on the board because I feel strongly about, not only maintaining, but actively improving the quality of life of my fellow residents. If elected as a Board Member, I’ll aim to improve security, invest in facility upkeep and improvements, ensure fiscal responsibility, and promote a tight-knit community.
As a long-time SVL homeowner, my family and I are very proud to be members of this community. I’ve raised my two boys here and I love golfing with my husband Steve. We enjoy riding bikes around the community and participating in events such as the annual fireworks show.
I have always been a servant leader at heart and would be thrilled to give back to the community. I have served on the Budget Committee for the Spring Valley Lake Association committee for the past three years and as Chair last year. I worked with a team of SVL community oversight appointees and the association management staff to help prepare, evaluate, and present the Association’s annual budget. I currently serve on the Statewide Association of Community Colleges (SWACC) Board of Directors since 2006 and serve as Vice Chair of the Human Resources Committee. I have also been a Board member of the Victor Valley College Foundation since 2006.
Given my experience serving SVL and my professional skills, I feel I can advocate for all members of the community, and work alongside the exceptional association staff to ensure the progress and improvements you see today will continue into the future.
I would be honored to be given the opportunity to serve as your next Board of Director.