Kim Bergel is a community activist running for Eureka City Council’s 3rd Ward. As a lifelong Eureka resident Kim has a commitment to our community and would like to build on the positive attributes of our city. She will take action to make changes for the future. Kim is especially interested in transportation safety.
Some of Kim’s accomplishments:
Member, and current chair, of the City’s Transportation Safety Commission. Kim has built an excellent working relationship with the City staff through her service on this Commission. During Kim’s time on the Commission many improvements have been made to promote transportation safety, including traffic calming measures around Washington School and the Zoo and traffic light installation near Winco.
As a founder of Redwood Coast Montessori School, Kim worked tirelessly with other parents to fill a void left by funding cuts at Eureka City Schools to create a place for their children to go to school. The school has grown from 16 students at its founding in 2009, to its Fall 2014 enrollment of over 80. Kim also works as a paraprofessional at Redwood Coast Montessori.
Serves on the Post Partum Perinatal Mood Disorder Task Force. The task force takes action to reduce stigma for new mothers. Kim has conducted educational training on this important issue for professionals.
Kim is a Zoo volunteer, member of the Six Rivers Running Club and former president of the Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus.
Kim was educated in Eureka schools and pursues higher education at CR.
Kim’s role as a wife and mother of two moves her to be further involved in the improvement of our community as a Eureka City Councilmember.
New leadership and true representation are what we need to rejuvenate our community and make it safe and healthy. I believe we can refresh the sense of close-knit community I remember growing up here. Join me and let’s reignite the magic.
Kim’s work for the future: Create a master plan for H and I streets
Advocate for proactive enforcement of our City’s laws
Require operators of sober living houses to have business licenses to reduce the impact of these activities on Eureka
Expand transportation safety measures, like those near the Zoo
Create safety for all forms of transportation: feet, wheels…
Enable niche manufacturing
Improve quality of life to attract business
Connect Eureka waterfront trail to Arcata
Support the Sequoia Park/Zoo master plan
Continue to support development of Jefferson Community Center
Build on what’s working in our City
Fourth-generation Humboldt resident
Chair of Eureka Transportation Safety Commission
A founder of Redwood Coast Montessori School
Wife and mother of two
Avid runner and cyclist
Local organizations and community events Kim supports.
Friends of the Dunes http://www.friendsofthedunes.org/
Jefferson Community Center http://jefferson-project.org/
Redwood Coast Montessori http://www.redwoodcoastmontessori.org/
Volunteer Trail Stewards http://humtrails.org/Trail_Stewards.html
Eureka Transportation Safety Commission http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/
Postpartum Support International http://www.postpartum.net/
The Alice Birney Ride For Reading http://www.rideforreading.com/?page_id=1491
Peace Run http://www.peacerun.org/us/
Six Rivers Running Club http://www.6rrc.com/
Sequoia Park Zoo http://www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/
Humboldt Trails Council http://www.humtrails.org/HTC_home.html
Discovery Museum http://www.discovery-museum.org/
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum http://humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/
Support Kim donate Here: http://www.electkimbergel.com/2014/contribute/