Scoldings from the public, a firing and a resignation — the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors’ recent past might make someone think twice about joining these headline makers.
Sean Tucker didn’t flinch. The 43-year-old husband and father of two happily submitted his résumé to the board after Director Rich Green resigned in May and a unanimous vote got him in. Tucker triumphed over five other applicants and will serve on the CSD board as an appointee through November 2012.
“We’ve had just a great experience living in Cameron Park,” Tucker said of he and his family. “I just felt it was a good opportunity to give back.”
The El Dorado County manager for Placer Title Co. has called Cameron Park home since 1992. He and his wife Lesley are raising two kids here — Monika, 17, and Daniel, 14 — and over the years they’ve participated in many CSD programs and events, from sports to summer concerts and the Summer Spectacular.
“I think we have wonderful programs,” Tucker said, explaining that as a CSD director his main goal is to strengthen and expand, if possible, those events that bring the community together.
Tucker would also like the community’s support for his second goal — eliminating graffiti in Cameron Park.
“It just seems like it has gotten worse,” said Tucker, who’s been assigned to the CSD’s vandalism task force. “We can’t allow that to be acceptable.”
Tucker’s willingness to learn and jump right in with new ideas — he’s also working on a plan to bring in more community volunteers — is encouraging to Cameron Park CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray, who said, “We’re excited to have Sean on the board. He’s a hard worker and he’s already spent a lot of time with me and the staff to get up to speed on what’s going on at the CSD.”
And about those past CSD headlines? Tucker, who said his first meeting “went well,” said the board is moving in a positive direction. “They all seem like dedicated people who want to put their time and energy into this community,” he said of fellow board members Scott McNeil, Shiva Frentzen, Alan Clarke and Greg Stanton.
As for Tucker’s approach while on the board, he said he’s keeping his head in the future, talking to as many community members as possible, listening to residents’ concerns and “representing them to the best of my abilities.”