Members of the Ceres City Council were given their committee assignments for 2022 with few changes last week.
Mayor Javier Lopez appointed himself as a city representative to the Opportunity Stanislaus (formerly the Alliance) with James Casey as an alternate. Lopez will also serve on the Christmas Festival Committee, the County-City Selection Committee, the Economic Development Committee and the Surface Water Joint Powers Authority which is the agency making plans for the surface water project near Fox Grove. Casey will serve as the alternate on the latter.
Lopez also will serve on the Tuolumne River Regional Park Committee and the Whitmore House Preservation Committee.
Silveira will serve on the Ceres Youth Commission.
Vice Mayor Linda Ryno was reappointed as the city’s liaison to the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children.
Mayor Lopez and Vice Mayor Bret Silveira will serve together on the City-Schools Committee, the Concerts in the Park Committee, the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Fire Advisory Committee.
Silveira and Mike Kline will represent the city of Ceres on the East Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Partnership board. The group was founded in 2011 to plan for regional water management.
The mayor will also serve on the Executive Committee of the Central Valley Division of the League of California Cities. However, Casey will now serve as the alternate.
Serving on the important StanCOG Policy Board will be Lopez with Silveira as the alternate. StanCOG stands for Stanislaus Council of Governments and oversees the disbursement of transportation funds to the nine cities and county.
Kline and Silveira will serve on the West Turlock Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agency JPA.
Serving on the Stanislaus Homeless Alliance will be Kline and Casey.