A creative problem-solver with four generation deep roots in Monterey County, Wendy Root Askew is a mother to a young child, wife to an architect, and daughter to a parent educator and retired Army Colonel. As County Supervisor, Askew is committed to advancing policy that promotes the ability of families – in all their forms to have their basic needs met in safe, connected communities where there is opportunity for personal fulfillment, and access to protected natural resources.
Representing the communities of Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, East Garrison, CSUMB, Salinas, and Seaside, Askew began her 4-year term in January 2021. Askew currently serves on the Board of Supervisors’ (BOS) Budget, Legislative, Human Resources and Homelessness Standing Committees. She also serves on the BOS Ad Hoc Committees addressing County Communications and Housing Authority of Monterey County Reorganization. In addition, Askew represents the Board of Supervisors on the Boards of the Central Coast Alliance for Health, RenGen Monterey (Monterey Regional Waste Management District), Monterey Bay Air Resources District, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Seaside Ground Basin Watermaster, and Monterey County Children’s Council. She is also serves as an alternate member to LAFCO and 3CE. She is an active member of the National Association of Counties, California State Association of Counties, and CivicWell.
Prior to her election as Supervisor, Askew served one term on the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education. She is a founding member of the Monterey Peninsula Housing Coalition, which is working to increase access to affordable housing on the Monterey Peninsula. She is a champion of Bright Beginnings Monterey County since leading its inception as the Monterey County Early Childhood Development Initiative, as well as a former Board member of Improving Birth. Her work in support of early childhood development and parent education goes back to 2001 as a founder of the Parenting Connection of Monterey County.
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Monterey County Supervisor Wendy Root Askew
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