Michael Cook, Vice President of Planning & Landscape Architecture at Firma Design Group, declared his candidacy for the City Council of Santa Rosa. The election is in November, and he looks forward to hearing from all of you about your thoughts on what can make the City of Santa Rosa (where Mike lives with his wife, Kerri, and two daughters: Leilah (3) and Brenna (9 months)) a better place!!! See below for the Press Release and we hope that if you are supportive of a collaborative business and environmental councilman, that you will support Mike for City Council!
June 15, 2012
MIKE COOK ENTERS RACE FOR SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL
Santa Rosa, CA – Northwest Santa Rosa resident Mike Cook, a small business owner, urban planner and landscape architect, father, volunteer and a recent member of the Santa Rosa Design Review Board, has entered the race for Santa Rosa City Council.
Cook, the Vice President of Planning and Landscape Architecture for Firma Design Group, made his decision to run for City Council believing Santa Rosa needs a voice that balances the need for economic development with long-range, sustainable planning. Mike is married to his wife, Kerri, and together they have two daughters: Leilah (3) and Brenna (1).
Mike Cook is an active member of the community, serving on boards and committees of several organizations and non-profits. He recently received an award for Young Professional of the Year from Petaluma Young Professionals Network (YPN), one of the Forty under 40 awards (2011) and Top Project in the Landscape Category (2012) from the North Bay Business Journal, served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, was Chair of the Santa Rosa YPN and served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County. Mike also has prior public service in Marin County, serving on Novato’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission and was a co-founder of the Novato Rotaract Club.
Mike’s top priorities as a candidate are to proactively look at policies that will promote job creation and economic prosperity in our community, improve the quality of life for Santa Rosans and find the right balance between environmental stewardship and business-friendly policies. Mike will use his background in resource planning and sustainability projects to help our community accomplish these goals.
Cook attended California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree.