Sat, Jan 09


via Zoom

INFORMAL Celebration and Thanks to Retiring Elected Officials

WIRE's formal celebration and thanks departing officeholders has been postponed due to issues with recipient emails (official vs. personal). We will hold an informal conversation instead Saturday, January 9.

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INFORMAL Celebration and Thanks to Retiring Elected Officials

Time & Location

Jan 09, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

via Zoom

About the Event

Dear Retiring Incumbents,

It is with deep regret that we inform you that the January 9th celebration and salute to all the retiring women incumbents has been postponed. We hope to have a “do-over" in the near future. We discovered that many of the guests never received our invitation. The problem was that we did not have their personal emails and the government emails that we used were not delivered.

For those of you who did RSVP, this Saturday's event will be an informal conversation about your reactions to retirement, your plans and hopes for the future and other subjects on your mind and we will save the more formal panel discussion for a later date. Kathy Anderson, WIRE President, Carol and Karen will participate and facilitate the conversation to talk about what is on your mind and our 2021 WIRE plans. Should you like to join in on this Saturday at 10AM, please do! Just email or RSVP (if you have not already) if you plan to participate.

The zoom link remains the same. 


WIRE for Women salutes you for your many years of public service and invites you to celebrate your accomplishments with your colleagues. We will engage in an interactive conversation with all participants as you reflect on your years of service and important accomplishments and think about “what’s next”. How better to pay tribute and honor all of you than to look at the next chapter in your life and share your thoughts and future plans with your colleagues.

Panel Participants:

  • Karen Schwarz: WIRE Board Member celebrating 32 years on San Mateo Board of Education and San Mateo Community College Board.
  • Kathy Anderson: President, WIRE for Women
  • Donna Colson:  WIRE Advisory Council Member, Current Burlingame City Council, former Mayor.
  • Liz Kniss: WIRE Advisory Council Member celebrating 34 years on Palo Alto School Board, Santa Clara Board of Supervisors & Palo Alto City Council
  • Arati Nagaraj: 10 years on the Saratoga Unified School District

Three Cheers to All of You!

Carol Mayer Marshall, WIRE Founder and Kathy Anderson, WIRE President will speak about WIRE’s mission and its future as well as our 2021 projects.


**Please be aware that this Zoom session, including participants’ video and audio, is being recorded by, and may be publicly distributed by, WIRE for Women. By joining this session, you consent to being recorded.