Katy

A message from Katy:

 

My husband Jeff and I moved to Vallejo in 2000 and we fell instantly in love with the charming neighborhoods, the warm and friendly people and its beautiful location on the Bay. 18 years later, we have made many great friends and call Vallejo our permanent home.

 

As a City Councilmember, I have worked hard to provide strong leadership, and protected the wonderful city we all proudly call home. I'm running for re-election, and would appreciate your vote.

 

Thank you,
Katy




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About Katy

 

Born in Baltimore, Katy moved frequently with her family among East Coast states while her dad—a computer software designer—contracted with various companies. Katy moved to San Francisco for a career opportunity, where she met her husband Jeff Kingman. Together they purchased a home and moved to Vallejo.

 

Working at an early age—babysitting, selling vegetables at a farm stand, at a nursing home in high school—Katy’s interest in earning, saving and managing her own money prompted her interest in finance. After high school, Katy worked as bank teller, where she saved money to attend art school, to develop her natural talents in drawing and painting.

 

Accepted into Massachusetts College of Art, Katy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. She worked her way through college; in the college art store, and short-term accounting gigs during school breaks.

 

After graduation, Katy started working in accounting; real estate management for large commercial real estate developments and subsidized housing projects; at a CPA Firm, where she even prepared tax-returns.

 

She was offered a wonderful job opportunity in San Francisco as an accountant with The Shanti Project, a non-profit agency that provides support services to people with terminal illnesses, and moved to California where she met her husband, Jeff Kingman. Katy went on to have a rewarding non-profit finance career with many milestones at Shanti and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

 

When Jeff and Katy moved to Vallejo, they immediately became involved in the community. Katy helped organize Vallejo Open Studios, reestablished the Vallejo Artists Guild’s non-profit status, and rebuilt the Mira Theatre Guild’s financial systems. After working to defeat the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas plant, Katy turned her attention to local politics, and as a volunteer, wrote articles for the Vallejo Independent Bulletin about the City of Vallejo’s finances and imminent bankruptcy.

 

Katy was hired in grants management by the USDA Forest Service on Mare Island, eliminating her commute and giving her more time for community involvement. She ran successfully for a seat on the Vallejo City Council, where she is serving her first term, and is currently Vice Mayor.

 

She also paints in oils; portraits, the figure, and paintings of Vallejo’s beautiful landscapes. Katy and Jeff—a musician and poet, and JFK Library Associate by day, have been rescuing cats in their neighborhood and have two rambunctious cats, Heidi and Iggy, adopted from the Humane Society of the North Bay.