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MMTC Starts the New Year with City Councilmember Chris Cate as Main Speaker January 4 th via Zoom

By Pam Stevens

Sixth District San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate will be the featured speaker at the first Mira
Mesa Town Council meeting of the New Year, Monday, January 4, 2021, 7pm via Zoom and Facebook
Live. Cate will officiate at a brief swearing-in for the 2021 MMTC Board of Directors, then give the
community an update about Mira Mesa and the District in general. Public welcome!

MMTC’s 2021 Membership Drive is now underway. All new or renewed MMTC memberships are now
good until June 30, 2022. All current MMTC memberships have been extended to June 30, 2022, as well.
See below for rates and further details.

MMTC welcomes Danielle Austin to the Board as a new Director at Large in 2021. Danielle, a longtime
member of MMTC, is known to many in Mira Mesa for keeping the community updated about new
businesses and other local news via posts on the Mira Mesa Neighbors Facebook group and

She is also active with Scripps Mesa Fireworks, the non-profit group which raises funds
for the 4 th of July Fireworks. Teri Ang, MMTC Director at Large for several years, is stepping down from
the Board in 2021, but will continue as an active general member and as Mira Mesa Street Fair
entertainment chair.

The 2021 MMTC Board includes:
Bari Vaz, President
Pam Stevens, First Vice President – Program Chair
Brandy Ludwick, Second Vice President – Membership Chair
Jeff Stevens, Secretary
Jonathan Lea, Treasurer
Ted Brengel, Parliamentarian
Renee Schmiedeberg, Newsletter Editor
Kaanchan S. Farkiya, Director at Large
Danielle Austin, Director at Large
Richie Ludwick, Director at Large
Yvonne Negron, Director at Large

All Mira Mesa residents (age 16 and up) and representatives of Mira Mesa businesses are eligible to join
the Mira Mesa Town Council as voting members. MMTC is a non-profit volunteer civic group which
holds “town hall” meetings to discuss community issues together with representatives of elected
officials, as well as organizes projects and events to make Mira Mesa a better place to live.

MMTC meetings are currently taking place virtually, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Annual dues for residential members of MMTC are $20/year, or $15/year for additional members in the
same household. Dues for students or seniors are $10/year. Business memberships are $50/year. The
membership year for MMTC runs from July through June.

As part of its 2020/2021 Membership Drive, MMTC is extending memberships by one year for all
currently paid-up members, as well as anyone who joins or renews now, to not expire until June 30,

Get involved in your community and join the Mira Mesa Town Council!
For more information, see

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