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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathy Espinoza, (209) 571-5169
Release Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 9:00:00 AM

City Council Appoints Stephanie Burnside Vice Mayor

The City of Modesto is pleased to announce the appointment of Council member Stephanie Burnside as Vice Mayor. The Vice Mayor serves as Mayor in the event the Mayor is absent and is appointed annually by the full City Council.
Appointed to the City Council in November 2010 and elected in November 2011, as a Council member, Vice Mayor Burnside serves as Chair of the Economic Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee.  As a Council member, she is committed to the creation and sustainability of local jobs, public safety and making prudent financial decisions.  A Modesto resident for more than 10 years, Burnside has been very involved in the community through Modesto Rotary, the American Cancer Society, the Haven Women’s Center and various other groups.
In addition to her position as Vice Mayor, Burnside co-owns a small local business with her husband.