The City of Waterford City Council regularly meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at the new City Hall, 101 E Street.
A City Council is a form of government which is used in many towns and cities around the world. The members of the council are elected by the citizens, and they work together to pass laws, make general policies, supervise city government, and appropriate funds for various needs. The work of a City Council is usually supported by a number of specialized commissions which focus on specific issues like police, urban planning, and public works. The meetings of city council are open to the public, and public input is welcomed.
The City of Waterford was organized as a General Law City in 1969. The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government with the City Council members elected at large for 4-year terms and the Mayor elected for a 2-year term. The City Manager is appointed by and serves under the direction of the Waterford City Council. The City Council is the legislative body of the City and is directly responsible to the electorate with respect to the establishment of policies relating to City operations and finances. Members of the Council also serve as the Governing Board for the City’s Redevelopment Agency and Public Financing Authority.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk’s office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk’s office is 101 E Street, Waterford, California 95386. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/.
MEET YOUR CITY COUNCIL
MAYOR CHARLIE GOEKEN
City Council Service: Elected to Waterford City Council in 2006. Elected Mayor in 2008 and 2010. Re-elected as Mayor in 2012.
Term expires: November 2014
Community Vision: A healthy vibrant Waterford through a combination of public safety, jobs through a business friendly environment, fiscal responsibility and recreation. We are accomplishing some of these goals through the new stoplight at Western Avenue and Hwy 132, The newly completed downtown renovation, numerous events throughout the year and new parks and trails.
Background: Has lived in Waterford since 1992. Born and raised in Stanislaus County, graduated from Hughson High in 1985, joined the United States Navy in 1986, and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of New York Regents College in 1992 when he moved to Waterford. Works as a Captain with Manteca Police Department and has been employed there since 1994. Married to Jennifer since 1989, and has four sons Andrew 22; Eric 20; Evan 16 and Adam 15. Andrew and Eric graduated Waterford High School and currently attend CSU’s.
Community Involvement: Waterford Lions Club and the Waterford High School Booster Club.
Committees: Joint City / School Board Committee, Water Discussions Representative, StanCOG Policy Board, Stanislaus County Economic Development and Workforce Alliance Board, Local Agency Formation Commission, Stanislaus County City Selection Committee, and Central Valley Division Executive Committee for the League of California Cities.
City Council Service: Appointed to Waterford City Council in January 2007. Elected in November 2008. Re-elected in 2012
Term expires: November 2016
Community Vision: A safe living environment, community organizations that promote unity, and equal representation to his constituents.
Background: Has lived in Waterford since 2004. Leader in education for over a decade rooted to the Waterford Unified School District and to the City of Waterford. His strong leadership, organizational skills, and educational experiences are well matched with the interests and expectations expressed by many organizations that seek success and positive outcomes. His long-term commitment to Waterford Unified School District has provided him the opportunity to develop collaborative partnerships, necessary to embrace the changes facing public education through the recent reform efforts such as Race to the Top during these fiscally challenging times. He has served in different roles within the Waterford Unified School District as classroom teacher, Summer School Principal, Assistant Principal, Principal, District EL Coordinator, Director of Educational Services, and Assistant Superintendent.
Mr. Aldaco possesses a Masters Degree from Brandman University in the area of Curriculum and Instruction and a Teaching and Administrative Credential and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Stanislaus with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Bilingual Bi-literate with an emphasis in Spanish.
Community Involvement: Waterford Lions Club, Director; Waterford Heritage Day, Chairman; Central California Child Development Center, Board of Directors; Stanislaus Economic Development & Work Alliance, Board Member; California State University, Stanislaus, Advisory Board Member; Great Valley Writing Project, Teacher Consultant; International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructor.
Committees:StanCOG Policy Board, Stanislaus County Local Task Force on Solid Waste Management, Stanislaus County Economic Development and Workforce Alliance Board, and Stanislaus County Travel & Tourism Committee
City Council Service: Elected in 2008 to first term. Re-elected in November 2012.
Term expires: November 2016
Community Vision: Bring more Businesses to Waterford. Start improvements on the River Park Trails. Capital projects for improving Waterford.
Background: Has lived in Waterford since 2005 with his wife Lynn, two daughters Kaci and Kati. Enjoys camping, fishing and traveling. Is a member of the Electrical Union IBEW local 595 and work in the Bay Area. Graduated from Downy High School in Modesto where he grew up.
Community Involvement: Waterford Lions Club, chair the La Grange Rodeo Event, and a member of the River Park citizens group.
Committees:Waterford Government Center Planning Committee, WPFA COP Refinancing Committee, Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Special City Selection Committee
City Council Service: Elected to Waterford City Council in November 1998. Appointed in April 2005. Appointed in December 2008. Elected in November 2010.
Term expires: November 2014
Community Vision: Instill more pride in our City. Bring more business and jobs to Waterford. Cleanup blighted areas and repair streets. Enhance our current park system including the Tuolumne River park and trail system. Work closer with all community groups and Waterford School District to ensure the very best for Waterford. Complete the Government Center to enhance our old downtown area. Work with in our budget to keep Waterford financially secure.
Background: Has lived in Waterford since 1995. Married with 6 children, 17 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Enjoy family and friends as well as cruising and travel. Retired from Dot Foods in 2010. Graduated from Hayward High School.
Community Involvement: Waterford Lions Club, Waterford River Park citizens group, Waterford Heritage Committee, and Clamper Estanilaus 58. Takes pride in seeing and hearing all the great things going on in our City, including from: the schools, churches, 4H Club, Future Farmers of America, Tri W women’s group, Waterford Baseball Softball Association, our City’s soccer and basketball programs, and Saber Cats Football.
Committees: Waterford Traffic Committee, Waterford Government Center Planning Committee, Historical Society, and City Audit Liaison Committee, Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee, Stanislaus County Travel & Tourism Committee, and Central Valley Division Executive Committee for the League of California Cities
City Council Service: Appointed in January 2009 and elected in November 2010 to Waterford City Council.
Term expires: November 2014
Community Vision: Encourage Business growth in the City which will increase revenue and provide local jobs. Continue to improve our City infrastructure, streets, sewer, water, and lighting. Work with Waterford School District to improve educational opportunities in the community through parent support, continuation of the summer library program and student education.
Background: Have lived in Waterford since 2004 with his wife. His daughter and son-in-law have been residents for more than 15 years and have two wonderful grandchildren living here as well. Retired from Waterford Unified School District in 2011 as a Special Education Teacher at the Middle School and the High School. Earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of North Carolina, a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Hayward and PhD in Christian Education from Newburgh Theological Seminary.
Community Involvement: Waterford Lions Club “We Serve” providing support to many of our annual events. Local business owner in the Waterford community.
Committees: Joint City/ School Board Committee, City Audit Liaison Committee, WPFA COP Refinancing Committee, Community Development, Housing Rehabilitation and Affordable Housing Loan Committee, Chair of the Oversight Board/Redevelopment Agency Successor, and City Council Representative to the Stanislaus County Disaster Council.
Committees:Joint City / School Board Committee, City Audit Liaison Committee, WPFA COP Refinancing Committee, and Community Development, Housing Rehabilitation and Affordable Housing Loan Committee