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San Luis Obispo County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Craig Baltimore

Candidate for
Director; Los Osos Community Services District

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I believe that a Board of Directors provides leadership in policy making. The General Manager Office implements the policy that the B of D approves.

It has been my experience and observations to see the B of D of organizations get bogged down in the implementation and forget about the leadership and guidance.

I offer my experience in leadership.

Below is selected leadership positions I have held on the local and national level. I believe the selection is representative of my diverse leadership abilities. Some positions require "soft" leadership skills where the interpretation of rules and policies is necessary. And other positions require more adherence to the rules and regulations. In all of the positions, sensitivity to the people and issues is required.

Local Community Leadership

Member of the Los Osos Community Service District Waste Waster Advisory Committee (2004-2005). During the most contentious time, I was involved with the CSD at the committee level.

Board Member of Coast Girls Softball League (2006-2009)

Gave numerous talks and conducted activities at Monarch Grove Elementary for 1st and 3rd grade students on the topic of earthquakes and structural engineering (2002, 2004)

Assistant Coach for Coast Girls Softball (2008)

Cal Poly Leadership - Chair of Fairness Board + Cal Poly, SLO (2007-2010). The Fairness Board is an advisory committee to the Provost and the Board functions as a mechanism for a student to be heard should the student believe they were treated unfairly in a class. A position approved by the Academic Senate Executive Committee. Web Site:

National Leadership

Board of Directors for The Masonry Society (2002-2004). The Masonry Society writes the masonry building code for the International Building Code. An elected position.

Member of Technical Activities Committee for The Masonry Society (2004-2009). The technical activities committee is responsible for correctness and accuracy of all technical documents released by The Masonry Society. The position is nomination and approval by the Board of Directors. The max. length of service is 4 years. An exception was made for me to serve 6 years.

Founding member of the Structural Engineers Institute (SEI)

Founding member of the Architectural Engineering Institute Student Competition Committee (2009-Present). A national competition sponsored by the Charles Panko Foundation. The Committee is responsible for the creation, over sight, and/or facilitating the annual competition problem, the rules, the advertisement, the judging, and the student submissions. Web site:

Founding member of the Architectural Engineering Institute Student Activities Committee (2009-Present). The committee is responsible for oversight and planning of all student activities for the Architectural Engineering Institute. The position is an elected position.

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