JOhn COrdes Candidate for Seat 4 - SUnnyvale CIty COuncil
A little about me I came to live in Sunnyvale in 1981 to work for National Semiconductor with my degree in Chemical engineering. I am happily married to Diane Gleason, a high school math teacher. I retired after holding a variety of engineering and management positions in the semiconductor industry. My most recent work role was the Chapter Director for the Sierra Club from 2013-15. I spent 3 1/2 years at the United States Coast Guard Academy. It is the Coast Guard's version of Annapolis or West Point. The motto of the academy is to Revere Honor, Honor Duty. It has been a guiding principle in my life ever sign. It is our duty to take care of each other and the planet.
Personal LIfe Goal - Leave the world better off.
18+ year resident of Sunnyvale, resident of either Sunnyvale or Santa Clara since 1981
'Energize Sunnyvale' team member helping Sunnyvale compete to win the Georgetown $5 million energy challenge.
Sunnyvale Cool Leadership team member since 2011, a local environmental advocacy organization.
Recent volunteer at Sunnyvale community services.
Numerous leadership roles with the Sierra Club including executive committee, political committee co-chair, outings leader
10+year Leader and volunteer with the Sierra Club ICO program. We take disadvantaged youth on outdoor adventures including sea kayaking, mtn biking, camping, white water rafting and my speciality snow trips.
Stewardship committee member for Good Samaritan United Methodist church. We run many programs to help the poor in our church. I am in charge of the annual Family Giving Tree christmas gift drive and the annual Back-To-School backpack drive in the summer.
30 years in the Semiconductor industry. The last 10 years as a business process manager or consultant for product development.