Inside This Issue

President’s Letter
Meet Your New CCEA Board
October, November and December Anniversaries

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

Upcoming Snack Talk:
Thursday January 16th
12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

 

President’s Letter 
By: Hallie Thompson

Whew, it has been a busy couple of months. My apologies that we did not publish a newsletter sooner.

Many of us are wondering what our salary increase will be on January 1. Based on the 12-month (Oct.-Oct.) average for the Consumer Price Index (CPI), salary ranges will move up by 2.8%. Which means that employees who are not at the top of their range will receive a 3% salary increase, and those at the top of their range will receive a 2.8% salary increase.

You’ve probably received the emails by now, about vacation and comp time conversion and benefits changes. CCEA participated in the coalition bargaining process with Carlsbad Fire, Police, and Police Management Associations, to negotiate these changes with the city. The vacation and comp time conversion changes are required by the IRS, to avoid penalties on both the city and employees. The benefits changes are enhancements to our existing benefits of family leave, disability, and life/accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Again, there are no reductions in any of our current benefits, only enhancements.

As always, if you have any questions, please talk with your board representative or with the experts in HR.

And since we have some new faces on the CCEA board, please read on to meet them.

 

 

Hallie Thompson

Hallie Thompson

President

I’ve been on the board for a few years now. I’ve been with Environmental Management, Watershed Protection, for about 11 years. I enjoy working on CCEA because not only do we help our employees, but I’ve also learned some great life skills of diplomacy, constructive conversations, and negotiating skills. It’s a great opportunity to see all sides of our amazing organization.

Marie Ashe-Nutter

Marie Ashe-Nutter

Vice President

I work in the IT Department and have been with the city for 19 years. The city has been great with my personal and professional growth. I’ve grown to admire and cherish the people I work with and consider them family.

Mayra Turchiano

Mayra Turchiano

Secretary

I am currently the Library Assistant for the Library Learning Center and have worked for the City for 10 years. I chose to serve on the board because I firmly believe in civic engagement and if we want change to happen then change start with yourself. Not to mention I have a passion for helping others.

Rosaria Aranda

Rosaria Aranda

Treasurer

I’ve been with the City for 4 years in the Finance department. I chose to serve on the board because I want to be involved in helping others.

Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernandez

CED

I’ve been with the Planning Department just under 2 years. I chose to join the board because I enjoy advocating for my peers and being part of a team that creates positive change.

Leticia Reyes

Leticia Reyes

Public Works: Transportation

I’ve been with the City for 12 years (6 in CED, 5 at the City Manager’s office, 1 in Public Works). I chose to be a part of the board because I thought I could represent my team well.

Ayinde Smith aka Trini

Ayinde Smith aka Trini

Public Works: GFE

As of November 5th, 2019 I have been employed with the City for 13 years; 11 in Streets and 2 in Storm Drain Maintenance. I Am Blesssd.

Allen Edwards

Allen Edwards

Housing & Neighborhood Services, Policy & Leadership, and Safety

I was hired at the City of Carlsbad in 2016. I joined the CCEA Board in 2018 because I feel it is important for employees to get involved in the employee association even if they can only attend a Snack Talk. In fact, I occasionally remind my colleagues of an old saying that sums it all up for me: “History is made by those who show up.”

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Parks Maintenance

I’ve been with the City for 12.5 years as a Tree Trimmer 2 . I really enjoy working with others in any way I can be of help.

Esther Lan

Esther Lan

HR, IT, & Finance

I am an accountant in the Finance department and I have been with the city for one year. I chose to be on the board simply because I wanted to be involved.

Tom Vega

Tom Vega

Public Works: Utilities

I’ve worked in the Wastewater Div for 11 yrs and have been a CCEA representative for approximately 6 yrs. I originally joined the board to promote a positive working culture and to encourage participation amongst our current members.

Bonnie Crane-Sullivan

Bonnie Crane-Sullivan

Library & Cultural Arts and Parks & Recreation

I have been with the city for 11.5 years working as the Production Technician at the Dove Library helping with events. I chose to be on the board to help others and to get to know more of my fellow employees.

Ally Goodwin

Ally Goodwin

At Large

I am a Children’s Librarian at the Dove Library and I have worked for the City for 26 years. I chose to serve
on the Board for the same reason I serve at the Library; I enjoy helping others and being part of a team

CCEA Board Members

Hallie Thompson President
Marie Ashe-Nutter Vice President
Rosario Aranda Treasurer
Mayra Turchiano Secretary
Leticia Reyes Public Works: Transportation
Daisy Hernandez Community & Economic Development
Ayinde Smith Public Works: GFE
Tom Vega Public Works: Utilities
Allen Edwards Housing & Neighborhood Services, Policy & Leadership, and Safety 
Eric Smith Parks 
Esther Lan HR, IT, and Finance
Bonnie Crane -Sullivan Library & Recreation 
Ally Goodwin At-Large

What are we doing well?
What can we do better?
Do you have ideas for Snack Talk topics?
Please submit your feedback to 
feedback@carlsbadcea.org

 

Anniversaries

October 2019
Marco Castillo    10/06/1997    22
Pedro Preciado    10/06/1997    22
Mik  Bailey    10/01/2001    18
Allison Greene    10/14/2002    17
Missy Shaw    10/15/2002    17
Devin Castel    10/18/2004    15
Brian Alcala    10/15/2010    9
Tye Gillespie    10/18/2010    9
Kim Tubbs-Nelson    10/27/2014    5
Andrea Hines    10/05/2015    4
Jorge Orduna    10/13/2015    4
Sean Lyon    10/11/2016    3
Ryan Baldwin    10/17/2016    3
Marisa Huerta    10/18/2017    2
Jeremy Matlock    10/01/2018    1
Morgan Fain    10/09/2018    1
Tiffany Reynolds    10/22/2018    1
Melissa Flores    10/29/2018    1



 November 2019
 James Cochand   11/13/1989   30
Allyson Goodwin   11/05/1993    26
Martin Madison   11/17/1997    22
Bobby Martinez   11/17/1997    22
Rodney Nishimoto   11/02/1998    21
Kevin Nolan   11/02/1998    21
Chris Sexton   11/01/1999    20
Esequiel Perez   11/26/2001    18
Malcolm Warfield   11/26/2004    15
Raymond Martinez   11/25/2005    14
Paula Melikian   11/05/2007    12
Ayinde Smith   11/05/2007    12
Debbie Donnell   11/08/2008    11
Leticia Reyes   11/03/2008    11
Christopher Jahries   11/15/2010    9
Timothy Kane   11/18/2013    6
Heather Hutchinson   11/18/2013    6
Kevin Belew   11/18/2013    6
Marciano Morales   11/25/2013    6
Maria Emery   11/10/2014    5
Emad Elias   11/09/2015    4
Russell Delmar   11/07/2016    3
Ruben Valenzuela   11/29/2016    3
Cliff Jones   11/28/2014    5
John Elliott   11/13/2017    2



December 2019
Terry Bradshaw    12/01/1984    35
Michele Hardy    12/15/1997    22
Bernardino Orea    12/15/1997    22
Juan Ibarra    12/14/1998    21
Jennifer Chapman    12/28/1998    21
David Young    12/10/2007    12
Vivi Stevens    12/20/2008    11
Jose Escandon    12/29/2008    11
ValRay Nelson    12/23/2013    6
Eliane Paiva    12/23/2013    6
Angelica Mejia    12/08/2014    5
Daniel Zimny    12/07/2015    4
Jacob Feil    12/02/2015    4
Sandra Roth    12/04/2017    2