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Redwood City, CA - June 25, 2008 - The Coordinating Council of local collaborative Redwood City 2020 is pleased to announce that it has appointed Patricia Brown as its Executive Director. Redwood City 2020 is a long standing partnership among the Redwood City School District, the City of Redwood City, Sequoia Union High School District, San Mateo County, Kaiser Permanente, Sequoia Healthcare District, and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities ( Stanford University). Ms. Brown will continue to lead the work of the collaborative after spending a year as interim executive director, assisting with a strategic planning and restructuring process.

Ms. Brown is a resident of Redwood City and served on the Board of Education of Redwood City School District from 1981-1995. She worked for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for nearly twenty years as its executive director before retiring from that organization in December, 2006.

Pat’s experience and dedication will enhance the long-standing and very fruitful collaboration between the organizations who are partners in Redwood City 2020,” said Maria Diaz Slocum, chair of the Redwood City 2020 Coordinating Council. “ She clearly shares our vision of providing critical support for children, youth, and families throughout our community.”

Added Jan Christensen, superintendent of the Redwood City School District, “We’re very pleased to have such a strong and experienced leader as the executive director of Redwood City 2020. Pat has a deep understanding of community and school needs, and extensive experience working with public, private, and nonprofit organizations.”

Redwood City 2020, a Healthy Community Collaborative, was formed in 1991 as the outgrowth of a number of community initiatives focused on improving the quality of life for children, youth and families living in the attendance area served by Redwood City School District. It provides an ongoing forum in which leaders from partner agencies can come together regularly to discuss opportunities and issues of concern in a collaborative setting. In addition, Redwood City 2020 works with different partners to develop resources for programs, establish goals and measures of success, and maintain the focus on working together. Redwood City 2020’s website is

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Magda González
Redwood City Deputy City Manager

Naomi Hunter
Redwood City School District

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