Christmas Tree Giveaway

We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community!

Each year, we hand out around 400 trees to families in our community. I believe Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and cheer, yet families often have to choose between a Christmas tree, gifts, or basic necessities. Thanks to my staff, volunteers, and our generous donors, we are able to annually facilitate this event this for those most in need.

Mexican Flag Raising

Honoring history...

We are proud to represent the diversity of this beautiful city, and annually celebrate Mexican Independence day by showing our pride and sharing our culture with the world!

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Leadership Event

Celebrating our East San José Leaders

An annual recognition of the leadership within our community. My office aims to honor members of the community who have lived and embodied the ideals of servant leadership by leading from the heart, and using their talents, gifts and leadership ability to make a better future for the entire community.

Viva Parks

I introduced Viva Parks six years ago to activate and encourage our community to create beautiful memories.  

Viva Parks is a series of free events being held in order to provide wellness resources, physical activity, and community engagement. The City of San José will do this by connecting people, transforming the parks, increasing usage, and providing community resources to its communities through different events.


National Night Out

Together we build community!

Each year, thousands from East San José come together to observe National Night Out. 

This festive day serves to connect neighborhoods with public safety officials and non-profits to build a better community. Together with the help of our sponsors, we feed over thousands of community members, provide backpacks for our children, and put on a stellar event.

Regularly held at Emma Prusch Farm Park.

Dumpster Days/Litter Pick-Ups

Keeping East San José Clean!

The East Side Community ALWAYS shows up to ensure that our environment remains clean and beautiful! Monthly my office holds dumpster days for the community to throw away any large items they no longer need. We also host and attend local litter pick-ups in District 5. Together as a community, we can make a difference in the health and livelihood of our neighborhood and local ecosystem.