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LWV League of Women Voters of California
Orange County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Sylvia Garrett

Candidate for
Board Member; Huntington Beach Union High School District

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS:1984-2002

Westminster School District: 1985-1994

School Site Council, PTA, District Advisory Committee, Textbook Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning,

Westminster School District Foundation for Educational Excellence 1989-1995

Founding President. Raised in excess of $100,000 for Grants for educational enhancements in the District's 14 schools, Annual Student Recognition Programs, All-District Choir, School/Community Representative to Westminster Chamber of Commerce

Boy Scouts of America 1986-1991 -

Den Leader at Taipei American School, Taiwan Assisted Den and Troop Leaders connected with DeMille Elementary School, Westminster

California PTA 1985-2002

Board Member Elementary and High School. School, Representative at State Convention, Ad hoc committees for Safety, Nutrition, Student Registration, Lockers

Huntington Beach City School District1994-1996

Founded Introductory Band Program for 4-5 grades at Dwyer School Site Council (Dwyer), District Advisory Committee

Huntington Beach Union High School District1995 to present -

HBUHSD Educational Enrichment Foundation Founding Officer, Annual Gala for Grants for Arts and Technology funding at the District's 8 schools Strategic Planning, Textbook Advisory Committee,

Huntington Beach High School Foundation1995-present -

Founding President, Fundraising for the following Projects: Take the Plunge Campaign $700,000 to rebuild swimming pool, Funding for Every subject taught at HBHS for educational enhancements, Coordinated the receipt of over 100 donated computers, Save the Huntington Sign, 3 Golf Tournaments benefiting Every sport and co-curricular activity, Painting the Way (4 buildings painted to date) Tables & benches for student use, Pride Day Coordinator,

Huntington Beach High School 1994-2002 -

PTSA , School Site Council, Band and Model United Nations Booster Clubs, Registration Support, Academy of Performing Arts

Orange County Coalition of Education Foundations 1993 to present -
Founding Officer of coalition representing Educational Foundations throughout Orange County to raise awareness of county wide educational needs, networking with other Foundations, and provide major businesses a vehicle to support Education through Corporate support.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

California State PTA Golden Oak Honorary Service Award 1992

Points of Light - Orange County 1994

Westminster Chamber of Commerce Recognition 1995

Westminster Foundation for the Arts - Volunteer of the Year 1995

California State Legislature Resolution 1995

The Times Orange County Volunteer of Distinction 1996

JC Penney Spirit of Volunteerism 1996

Huntington Beach High School Distinguished Oiler Award 1997

Huntington Beach Independent "Big Kahuna" 2000

California State PTA Golden Oak Honorary Service Award 2001

Huntington Beach Administrators Association Community Service Award 2002

PERSONAL: Born May 11, 1951

Married to Jim since 1973

Children:

Robert age 22 Attended Demille, Stacy, Huntington Beach High School Graduated University of California, Berkeley June 2002

Diana age 18 Attended Demille, Eastwood, Dwyer, Huntington Beach High School Enrolled University of California, Davis Fall 2002

Professional Experience :

1994 to present

First Team Real Estate Huntington Beach Real Estate Sales Administrative Assistant. Escrow and documentation coordination. Advertising and Marketing

1978-1980

Crocker Bank N.A. Torrance, Calif.Assistant Vice President Branch Operations. Pre-audit and compliance review for 17 branches from Seal Beach to Marina del Rey Branch Operations Manager Cerritos Office with $26Million in footings and 22 employees. Committee to write Policies and Procedures for Safe Deposit Box Rental Agreements.

1970-1978

Central Bank (Now Bank of the West) San Mateo, California Branch Operations Officerž Supervised all teller transactions, Book keeping department, Retail Loan Processing Department, New Accounts, Safe Deposit Department: $18Million in footings and 14 employees

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