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Danville Councilwoman Renee Morgan launches re-election bid

First incumbent to declare for Nov. 3 ballot; three Town Council seats up for election in all

The Danville Town Council has had its first incumbent declare their intent to run for re-election, with the recent announcement that two-term Councilwoman Renee Morgan will throw her hat into the ring this fall.

(Photo courtesy Renee Morgan)

First elected to the Town Council in 2012, Morgan cited several key town achievements during her time in office, including Danville being recognized as one of the safest and highest quality places to live in California, and hinted at continued progress if she reclaims her seat Nov. 3.

"Under Renee's watchful eye, Danville is consistently ranked in the top 20 places to live and the safest city in California for the last three years. With an outstanding quality of life and a consistently balanced budget, Renee promises she will continue to preserve everything great about Danville," Morgan's election committee said in a statement launching her campaign.

Having a variety of civic experience at a number of levels, Morgan served on the Danville Planning Commission, Danville Historic Design Review and Danville Heritage Resource Commission prior to her election to the council eight years ago. She has also served as the town's mayor.

During her time on these committees, Morgan said she implemented stronger open space guidelines, tightened historic preservation guidelines and updated two General Plans for the town.

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A strong advocate for regional cooperation, Morgan has also served on a variety of regional committees and commissions, including as a director or board member on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizens Corps, San Ramon Regional Hospital/Tenet Healthcare Governing Board, Southwest Area Transportation Committee, The One Hundred Club, Danville Children’s Guild, American Red Cross Leadership Board and the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region Executive Board -- where she also served as treasurer.

She has also participated as a member of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Posse, auction chair for the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, vice president of programs for the Danville Women's Club, Relay for Life guest speaker and team captain, Walk to End Alzheimer's team captain and guest speaker and member for Impact 100

Morgan is part of a military family as well, according to her campaign announcement, with her father and son-in-law having both served in the military.

A 30-year resident of Danville, Morgan has two children, one of whom has already graduated from San Ramon Valley High School and another who is an incoming senior, and two grandchildren.

"Renee draws upon her strong leadership and personal involvement with schools, veterans, seniors, and local businesses in serving Danville. This gives her a robust perspective on the needs of Danville," campaign staff members added. "We are honored to have Renee serve Danville another four years."

In total three seats are available on the Danville Town Council in the general election, with council members Newell Arnerich and Lisa Blackwell's terms also set to expire at the end of the year. Danville elects its local leaders using an at-large voting method, meaning the three candidates that receive the most votes townwide will each win a spot on the council.

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Danville Councilwoman Renee Morgan launches re-election bid

First incumbent to declare for Nov. 3 ballot; three Town Council seats up for election in all

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 6:47 pm

The Danville Town Council has had its first incumbent declare their intent to run for re-election, with the recent announcement that two-term Councilwoman Renee Morgan will throw her hat into the ring this fall.

First elected to the Town Council in 2012, Morgan cited several key town achievements during her time in office, including Danville being recognized as one of the safest and highest quality places to live in California, and hinted at continued progress if she reclaims her seat Nov. 3.

"Under Renee's watchful eye, Danville is consistently ranked in the top 20 places to live and the safest city in California for the last three years. With an outstanding quality of life and a consistently balanced budget, Renee promises she will continue to preserve everything great about Danville," Morgan's election committee said in a statement launching her campaign.

Having a variety of civic experience at a number of levels, Morgan served on the Danville Planning Commission, Danville Historic Design Review and Danville Heritage Resource Commission prior to her election to the council eight years ago. She has also served as the town's mayor.

During her time on these committees, Morgan said she implemented stronger open space guidelines, tightened historic preservation guidelines and updated two General Plans for the town.

A strong advocate for regional cooperation, Morgan has also served on a variety of regional committees and commissions, including as a director or board member on the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizens Corps, San Ramon Regional Hospital/Tenet Healthcare Governing Board, Southwest Area Transportation Committee, The One Hundred Club, Danville Children’s Guild, American Red Cross Leadership Board and the Meals on Wheels Diablo Region Executive Board -- where she also served as treasurer.

She has also participated as a member of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Posse, auction chair for the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, vice president of programs for the Danville Women's Club, Relay for Life guest speaker and team captain, Walk to End Alzheimer's team captain and guest speaker and member for Impact 100

Morgan is part of a military family as well, according to her campaign announcement, with her father and son-in-law having both served in the military.

A 30-year resident of Danville, Morgan has two children, one of whom has already graduated from San Ramon Valley High School and another who is an incoming senior, and two grandchildren.

"Renee draws upon her strong leadership and personal involvement with schools, veterans, seniors, and local businesses in serving Danville. This gives her a robust perspective on the needs of Danville," campaign staff members added. "We are honored to have Renee serve Danville another four years."

In total three seats are available on the Danville Town Council in the general election, with council members Newell Arnerich and Lisa Blackwell's terms also set to expire at the end of the year. Danville elects its local leaders using an at-large voting method, meaning the three candidates that receive the most votes townwide will each win a spot on the council.

Comments

Danville Resident
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:03 am
Danville Resident, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:03 am
2 people like this

I’m planning to vote for Renee - she’s shown she is willing to do the work it takes to be a strong advocate for our city. Not an easy job and she’s earned her leadership role by consistently doing what’s right for the last eight years.


Tom Amato
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:07 am
Tom Amato, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:07 am
2 people like this

Renee Morgan continues to put Danville first.
She does so much for the community and we need her on the Town Council for 4 more years
to continue her efforts to keep Danville the place we know and love.


Member
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:10 am
Member, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 8:10 am
2 people like this

Renee has done a great job, cares deeply about the town and deserves to be re-elected. We are so fortunate to have her on the town counsel.


Judy Lloyd
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 9:40 am
Judy Lloyd, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 9:40 am
2 people like this

Renee Morgan works hard, understands the Danville community, and is a responsive public servant! I'm glad to be among her supporters and friends!


Rocky
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 10:26 am
Rocky, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 10:26 am
2 people like this

Thank you Renee, I appreciate your service to the community. You and your fellow Councilmembers continue to fight for Danville!


Dana Wellington
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm
Dana Wellington, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm
2 people like this

Renee will continue to help the town of Danville with her expertise and hard work on the town council. My continued support and friendship to Renee.


Tim Argenti
Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 4:31 pm
Tim Argenti, Danville
on Jul 21, 2020 at 4:31 pm
2 people like this

I support Renee Morgan. Renee is committed to preserving the high quality of life our residents and businesses have come to expect. We can't take these qualities for granted. Renee's continued leadership is essential.


Danville Voter
Danville
on Jul 24, 2020 at 7:32 am
Danville Voter, Danville
on Jul 24, 2020 at 7:32 am
Like this comment

Renee Morgan was the only Town Council member to push back against the High Density Housing Project on Diablo this past year.
For that alone she gets the votes of my family.


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