VISION & BIO
Jeanette Wylie, long time resident of south Vacaville, is seeking a seat on the City Council in the newly created District 6. Wylie looks forward to representing the residents living south of Alamo Drive and east of Peabody Road and believes the new City Council structure will improve the decision-making process in Vacaville. Increasing the number of Council members from five to seven will improve the likelihood of listening to the voices of citizens from all areas of our city.
Issues important to Wylie are those which are priorities for many citizens. Safety, affordable housing, quality education, transparency in government, solutions for homelessness, and economic security will all be items on the table. Wylie understands the importance of economic development and knows that good jobs with good wages enhance a community's quality of life. We must recognize the effects the pandemic will have on Vacaville. A well-functioning and independent-thinking council is essential to find creative public policy solutions to address those challenges. Vacaville needs a cohesive City Council to work together to be a full-service city that provides for all our citizens.
Jeanette Wylie has lived in south Vacaville since moving from Missouri to California in 1991. Recently retired from teaching in the Travis School District, Wylie taught at Cambridge and Foxboro schools which are in District 6. She also taught military students at Center School when it was part of the Travis Air Force Base, and later when the boundary was moved so the school served students primarily from Gold Ridge. Wylie is committed to providing a positive healthy environment for raising our youth and supports the work of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club and the Vacaville Youth Roundtable.
In addition to teaching, Wylie was a strong leader for the Travis Unified Teachers Association for eight years, and served as Union President in the difficult years during the recession. Decisions and sacrifices had to be made to avoid a state takeover. With current issues related to the economy, it will be essential to have open communication with Vacaville city government and our dedicated employees. Residents want to be able to purchase a home and raise a family in a safe community.
Married to Glenn Wylie, a retired research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey who worked at the Dixon Field Station, the couple has two adult children who both attended TUSD schools and graduated from Vanden High School.
This will be Wylie’s first run at a city seat, however she was re-elected to a seat on the Solano County Democratic Central Committee in March 2020, where she is serving in her second term as Secretary. Wylie is also active in her church and serves as the President of the Congregational Steering Team at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Prior to that, Wylie and her husband were founding members of the Covenant Community Church as it was being formed and raising funds to build their church campus within District 6.
Jeanette Wylie will listen to all sides of an issue during the decision-making process. She is a thoughtful, independent thinker who wants to serve residents in District 6 as their voice on the Vacaville City Council in this two-year seat. She has a history of working collaboratively to solve problems and is driven to find the best solution through a transparent process. Wylie is actively seeking your vote in November and encourages all citizens to exercise their right to VOTE.