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Ami Chen Mills (Photo by Andrew Rogers)
Meet Ami Chen Mills
- Age: 53.
- Residence: Upper Westside of Santa Cruz.
- Occupation: Chen Mills runs Ami Chen Coaching & Education, a coaching and training company. Her company works with schools, local governments and families.
- Local government experience: Chen Mills served on the City of Santa Cruz’s Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness in 2019 and 2020. It’s known as the “CACH.” Until 2012, Ami was the executive director and co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Change. It was a national nonprofit network. It aimed to increase civic participation and create change in communities. In the 1990s and 2000s, Chen Mills worked for the Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services. She led trainings for the public and county staff.
In the June 7 primary election, residents of the North Coast and most of the City of Santa Cruz will choose a new District 3 representative on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. You vote on this race if you live in District 3. View a map or enter your address to see if you live in District 3.
Ami Chen Mills is one of three candidates. Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for the other candidates:
Santa Cruz Local pressed the candidates on priorities we heard from District 3 residents. For a deeper understanding of the candidates, listen to Santa Cruz Local’s podcast episode: District 3 Santa Cruz County supervisor candidates address voters’ priorities.
Here are some of Ami Chen Mills’ positions on issues brought forth by voters.
—Kara Meyberg Guzman
Editor’s note: This page has been updated to correct the year Ami Chen Mills left the executive director role at the Center for Sustainable Change.
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