Each August the CCEA holds the Annual Member Meeting to update members on the association’s activities and hold elections for open Board of Director posts. This year’s meeting will be held on August 27th from 11:30am – 1pm in room 173A of the Faraday building. The spots up for election this year are:
  • President
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Housing & Neighborhood Services, Policy & Leadership and Safety
  • Management Property and Environmental
  • Transportation
  • At-Large
The term for all director positions is 2 years except the at-large position which has a 1 year term. The board of directors meet on the first Tuesday of each month to make decisions about how the association is run. Additionally the board:
  • Negotiates the terms of the MOU and works to ensure that terms are adhered to
  • Works with members and management to resolve issues before they become disciplinary or grievances
  • Represents members in disciplinary cases
  • Establishes relationships with management and council so member concerns can be effectively communicated
  • Keeps members informed of activities and policies that will affect them
  • Coordinates member events and recognition programs
If you would like to help shape the CCEA and the city as a whole, consider joining the board of directors. The nomination form is included here. Self nominations are acceptable. Nominations are due to Mayra Turchiano (Mayra.Turchiano@Carlsbadca.gov) no later than August 6th, 2019 @ 5pm.


Inside This Issue

Annual Member Meeting & Elections
President’s Letter
Training Opportunities
Class of Reclassifications
July Anniversaries

Join us for our monthly snack talk to participate in the discussion.

Upcoming Snack Talk:
Thursday August 15th
12:00pm – 1:00pm



President’s Letter 
By: Tye Gillespie, CCEA President

I saw this video in a class I recently attended at the city. The video opens with a scene of two people who find themselves stuck on an escalator.  We see the subjects attempt to get help and then give up.  It’s a humorous take on the situation but offers many lessons.  Here are a couple that parallel what I’ve seen at the city.

There is always something you can do…
There is a training scene in the movie “We Were Soldiers” where the training officer instructs his new team leaders on a run.  He tells them, “Three strikes and you are not out.  There is always something you can do.” The folks on the escalator could have benefited from that advice.  But so can we.

I often hear how people have tried to do something without success and then stop trying.  I encourage you to try something else.

It ain’t  a perfect world…
A common threads for conflicts can be unmet expectations of what others should and shouldn’t do.  In the video, the expectation is that the repair man should be able to get the escalator running.  Around the city, there can be a lot of focus on what managers should be doing.  When folks don’t do what we think they should, it causes friction and frustration.

Though expectations can be valid, it is good to remember that we don’t live in a perfect world where everyone does what they should.  In light of that, we may consider doing things that we shouldn’t have to do in order to keep progressing.  This could include writing a list of things you are working on to get help prioritizing or additional resources.  Or it could be scheduling time with your manager to get feedback if they have not done so.

Finally I’m struck by the fact that if just one person had started walking up the stairs their example would have caused the others to get out of the situation as well.  As Ghandi and later Carlsbad’s Strategic Change Team (SCT) said, “Be the change you wish to see.”


The Class of Reclassifications

Keeping Carlsbad classy with reclassifications! At the July 9th CCEA Board Meeting, six job reclassifications were voted on and approved by the board. Most of the employees were working out of class, and two were moved into management roles. CCEA applauds these movements, as they move employees into roles and responsibilities they deserve.


Training Opportunities

Managing Up

Tuesday July 30th


Every Wednesday & Friday

Register Here: Lawson

If you have any questions or need help enrolling please contact:

Emily Guinaugh
(760) 602-2436

CCEA Board Members

Tye Gillespie President
Hallie Thompson Vice President
Marie Ashe-Nutter Treasurer
Mayra Turchiano Secretary
Terry Ennis Public Works: Transportation
Daisy Hernandez Public Works: GFE
Tom Vega Public Works: Utilities
Allen Edwards Housing & Neighborhood Services, Policy & Leadership, and Safety 
Eric Smith Parks 
Rosario Aranda HR, IT, and Finance
Bonnie Crane -Sullivan Library & Recreation 
Tammy McMinn At-Large

What are we doing well?
What can we do better?
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July 2019

Scott Donnell 07/19/1999 20
Noah Peraino 07/12/1999 20
Terie Rowley 07/26/1999 20
Jason Christman 07/24/2000 19
Darin Williamson 07/01/2002 17
Brandon Miles 07/01/2002 17
Hallie Thompson 07/18/2006 13
Jacqueline Petri 07/29/2004 15
Corey Funk 07/05/2005 14
Shannon Harker 07/09/2007 12
Gina Ruiz 07/02/2007 12
Julie Lopez 07/05/2006 13
Kelly Demille 07/21/2008 11
Tom Vega 07/30/2008 11
Scott Workman 07/26/2010 9
Jennifer Horodyski 07/13/2015 4
Carolyn DelGrande 07/07/2017 2
Michael Hewitt 07/02/2018 1
Jason Rosado 07/26/2018 1
Luis Quezada 07/30/2018 1