South Placer Council members sworn inBy: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
This week was the ceremonial swearing in for council members as new city and town leaders took the oath.
Loomis Town Council
Councilwoman Jan Clark-Crets, Councilman Jeff Duncan and Councilman Brian Baker were sworn in on Tuesday night. Loomis has one new Town Council member: Jan Clark-Crets. Clark-Crets reached out to Gold Country Media for comment after her big win in early November.
“Thank you to the people of Loomis for voting for me,” Clark-Crets said. “It will be an incredible privilege for me to serve our citizens and I am ready to get to work with our other council members.”
Duncan was previously appointed to the council and voters chose to keep him on during the Nov. 6 election.
“I want to thank everyone who supported and voted for me to represent them as their council member,” Duncan told Gold Country Media. “I will continue to encourage citizen participation in our council meetings and welcome the input from our residents of Loomis.”
Baker was re-elected to a second term and also reached out to Gold Country Media after the election.
“It’s been an honor serving the residents of Loomis over the last four years. I’m thankful to the people of Loomis for their trust and confidence in me. The next four years is going to be a critical time for Loomis,” Baker said. “We will continue to make significant improvements to our town by strengthening the town’s financial position for future generations through economic development and by giving much needed support to small businesses to be successful. I’m excited for the future of Loomis.”
All council members will serve their term until December 2022.
Rocklin City Council
Rocklin Councilwoman Jill Gayaldo thanked her family, friends and Rocklin residents Tuesday night during the council meeting as voters elected her to serve as councilwoman during the Nov. 6 election.
Gayaldo had a special shoutout to her husband, Dan Gayaldo: “The smartest thing I’ve ever done is marry the finest man I’ve ever met, who is about to take his football team (Del Oro Golden Eagles) to the state championship in Los Angeles for the fifth time in eight years!”
Del Oro is one of three high schools which Rocklin students attend.
Bill Halldin is the new face to the Rocklin City Council as he too was sworn in Tuesday night. Halldin thanked his wife, family and friends, along with Rocklin residents for their support.
“I’m actually one of those people who like going door to door. I want to thank the community for embracing my candidacy and the opportunities I’ve had to be involved in this community have been great,” Halldin said. “I view this as a big responsibility and I take that very seriously.”
Both Halldin and Gayaldo will serve terms until December 2022.
Roseville City Council
Krista Bernasconi and Pauline Roccucci were sworn in as new council members in Roseville. Bernasconi was sworn in as vice mayor by receiving the most votes. Bernasconi released a statement to Gold Country Media on her new position as vice mayor: “I’m thrilled the campaign is over and now I can focus on the service aspect of being elected. I am looking forward to getting on board as the city’s vice mayor. I plan to be accessible and hit the ground running on day one.”
Roccucci told Gold Country Media that she’s excited for Roseville’s future.
“We want to keep Roseville safe and fiscally sound, like the place that we love. With the next week setting up the oversight committee for measure B, we are going to be very busy,” Roccucci said. “We want to continue to be strong for Roseville.”
Bernasconi and Roccucci will serve terms until December 2022.