Vice Mayor Susan Harvey was elected to the City Council in November 2009 and re-elected in 2012. She was appointed as Vice Mayor in 2011 and served as Mayor in 2012. She served on the Planning Commission from November 2008 to November 2009. Vice Mayor Harvey currently serves as Cotati's representative on the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) the Subregional Wastewater Policy Advisory Committee, Sonoma County Health Action, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Northbay Division of the League of California Cities, as an alternative representative for the Russian River Watershed Association, and as a member of the Water Advisory Committee. A long-time volunteer, Vice Mayor Harvey has worked on behalf of community activities such as the Cotati Accordion Festival, the Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest and Cotati Historical Society. Vice Mayor Harvey and her husband have lived in Cotati for 32 years, where they have raised their three children. Having lived 32 years in Cotati, Vice Mayor Harvey brings a deep knowledge and familiarity of the uniqueness of our community. Vice Mayor Harvey brings over 30 years of management experience from a major local employer. Difficult budgets, painful decisions and working through differences of opinion are all common occurrences when working in such an environment. Councilmember Harvey brings skills in team work and consensus building for the betterment of the community and its long term sustainability. Vice Mayor Harvey is devoting her energy to preserving community police, maintaining essential city services, recreational opportunities for our youth and seniors, fiscal responsibility, working to increase volunteerism, supporting policies that enhance existing business and attract new business.