In addition, Kari is kind, considerate, generous with her time and energy, and willing to listen to others while collaborating in order to develop consensus.
By Judi Sullivan, October 26, 2022
It is a privilege to support and endorse Kari Birdseye for our Benicia City Council.
Her long list of prior and continuing achievements at the community, state and national levels far exceed those of other candidates. Her career spans the areas of professional journalism, environmental science, community organizing, management of large fiscal budgets, media, and public speaking for professional gatherings.
Added to that are her innate personality attributes of being kind, considerate, generous with her time and energy, and willing to listen to others while collaborating in order to develop consensus. She has the strength and the proven ability to stand strong through a diverse array of experiences.
A brief summary taken from her career highlights stated on her website is being shared here to back up the talents and abilities shared above.
- She was the recipient of the Governor’s Environmental Leadership and Economics Award not only once but twice.
- She led Earth Justice’s Healthy Community Goals of lessening harmful pesticide impacts on farmworkers.
- She has 20 years of managing staff and budgets in the media and non-profit fields.
- She was an award-winning broadcast news producer at CNN, just to name a few of her outstanding professional accomplishments.
Currently Kari is a Strategic Communications Manager for NRDC, (National Resource Defense Council), S.F. Branch, collaborating as a journalist and spokesperson having key relationships with legal and scientific staff outreach at local, state, and national levels. In addition to these skills, she has successfully managed a budget of 10 million dollars as a Director of Communication, including working with agency grants and being a grant writing consultant.
As a volunteer leader, she has a strong, diversified track record of participation in our community. At present, she is the well-respected Chair of the Benicia Planning Commission.
Judith S. Sullivan