The results are in! For terms starting in 2021, you and your neighbors
- re-elected Kim Moua;
- elected Teresa Zaffiro-Day and Mario Páez; and
- selected alternates Sebastian Ellefson and Marcus Troy.
Kim is returning to WSCO’s board for another term. Kim strives to decenter whiteness and apply an equity lens in everything she does. She’s a small business owner with expertise in strategic planning, fundraising, community organizing, and outreach.
“I am proud to say I live on the West Side in doing this very important work of equity and social justice. I am energized to do work with an organization that isn't always trying to do things that are part of the status quo and maintaining it. We do important work that takes strategic risks and strong leadership in taking sides that are not as ‘safe.’”
A first-time WSCO board member and new to the West Side, Teresa is an MSW social worker serving Red Lake Nation citizens living in urban areas. She values working in community for social and racial justice. She has experience in grant writing, fundraising, and training as a community organizer.
“I am drawn to WSCO because I see that it is an organization not just about ‘diversity’ but about active antiracist and social justice work. I am also a social worker by trade, and there are parallels between the social work code of ethics and WSCO's mission. These values of the dignity and worth of every human, positive social change for all addressing oppression in all forms (to paraphrase just a FEW) are the values at the core of my personal, family, professional and community life.”
Also a first-time board member, Mario has deep West Side roots. His parents, migrant farm workers, settled on the West Side over 70 years ago. Mario serves on WSCO’s Equitable Development Scorecard Team and believes in a “holistic approach” to community development. His professional background is in business and risk management.
“I want this community to be stronger for my three kids and their grandkids, but also for their future friends, classmates, teachers, business owners, and community leaders. We are helping support their foundation in the future which inspires me and will be a motivator for continued optimism in our community.”
Sebastian Ellefson (alternate)
Sebastian is invested in housing justice and small business support. He has expertise in law and policy, business, and technology.
“I am super excited to be involved in an organization that has deep community connections and uses this knowledge and experience to help push larger, city-wide policy as part of its mission.”
Marcus Troy (alternate)
Marcus’ family moved to the West Side in 1972. A longtime advocate around issues of education, employment, housing, and justice, Marcus has expertise in human services and the justice system.
“I hope to become an effective and LIFELONG social advocate for my WESTSIDE COMMUNITY and continue to gain infinite knowledge to share with my friends and neighbors.”