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Meet Steve Penna: Owner - Publisher

stevephoto.jpgSteve has been active in the Redwood City community for several years. He has served as President of the Sequoia High School Education Foundation for the Future, on the Board of Directors of the Redwood City Police Athletic League, the Service League of San Mateo County - Fundraising, Cañada College - Small Business Development - Advisory Board, and the Historical Union Cemetery Association.

As Chairman of the efforts to restore Carrington Hall - on the Sequoia High School campus, Penna participated in all aspects of the project and fostered community support to secure the $11 million needed to turn the Auditorium into a top notch Performing Arts Center for San Mateo County.

Penna has also volunteered countless hours for - the San Mateo County CASA program (Child Advocates) and was name Child Advocate of the Year for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in 2002, the Miss Redwood City Scholarship Pageant, City of Redwood City - Senior Affairs Commission, Fair Oaks Neighborhood Association, Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador Chair - Membership Drive Team Leader, St. Pius Youth Ministry, Sequoia YMCA fundraising, Peninsula Celebration Association, St. Raymond's School (Menlo Park), San Mateo Community College District Foundation, Optimist Club of Redwood City and the Sequoia High School Alumni Association.

Working as a self-employed Marketing and Advertising Consultant - Penna works with several local businesses including the San Mateo Daily Journal, Peninsula Media, and Coldwell Banker.

Penna is the Owner and Publisher of The Spectrum Magazine - Redwood City's monthly magazine.

Steve Penna’s Accomplishments & Affiliations

Campaigns

Sequoia Union High School District - Measure V - Co-Chairman (Passed)
San Mateo Community College - Bond C (Passed)
San Mateo County Sheriff - Don Horsley (Elected)
Redwood City Council - Dick Clair (Elected)
Redwood City Council - Ian Bain (Elected)
San Mateo Community College Board - Patricia Miljanich (Elected)
San Mateo Board of Supervisors - Ruben Barrales (Elected)

Board of Directors

Redwood City Police Athletic League
Service League of San Mateo County – Fundraising
Carrington Hall Restoration Committee - Chairman
Sequoia High School Education Foundation – Chairman
Canada College - Small Business Development Advisory Board
Historical Union Cemetery Association

Memberships

Optimist Club of Redwood City
Sequoia High School Alumni Association - 3,800 members

Volunteer

San Mateo County CASA program (Child Advocates)
Miss Redwood City Scholarship Pageant
City of Redwood City - Senior Affairs Commission
Fair Oaks Neighborhood Association
Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador Chair - Membership Drive Team Leader
Redwood City Rotary Club
St. Pius Youth Ministry
Sequoia YMCA
Peninsula Celebration Association
St. Raymond's School (Menlo Park)
Menlo Park School District
San Mateo Community College District Foundation