Councilmember Tara Martin-Milius

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

  • Master’s Degree, Organizational Development and Human Resources, University of San Francisco (USF)
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration and Behavioral Science, University of San Francisco, (USF)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Owner, TMMA, 2005 – Present
    • A consulting, facilitating, and training company, specializing in off-sites, meetings, and management soft skills.
    • Sample Client List:  Santa Clara County ESA, Santa Clara County Probation, Santa Clara County TB Clinic, County Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey Arts Council, UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley, and San Jose City College.
  • CEO, Center for Corporate Training, 1991 – 2003
    • A training and consulting organization, specializing in management soft skills, team dynamics, and quality improvement.
    • Sample Client List:  Mervyn’s, Network Appliance, SanDisk, Santa Clara County ESA, Cadence, Valley Transportation Authority, and UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley.
  • Additional/Prior Organizations of Employment:
    • Philips/Signetics
    • AMCC
    • Intel
    • Micro Mask

GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Sunnyvale City Councilmember, 2012 – Present
  • Santa Clara County Emergency Preparedness Council, Alternate (2012 – 2013)
  • North Valley (NOVA) Job Training Consortium Workforce Board, Nomination Committee (2012 – Present)
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District, Lower Peninsula Flood Control and Watershed Advisory Committee (2012 – 2014)
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District, Water Commission (2012 – Present)
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District, Recycled Water Joint Committee (2012 – Present)
  • Stevens Creek Trail Working Team (2013 – Present)
  • League of California Cities (LCC) Women's Caucus, Founding Member and Board Member (2013 – Present)
  • League of California Cities (LCC) Environmental Quality Policy Committee (2013 – Present)
  • League of California Cities (LCC) Water Bond Task Force (2014)
  • Sunnyvale Arts Commission Member, 2008 – 2011
  • Sunnyvale Arts Commission Vice-Chair, 2009 – 2010
  • City Skills Program (Budgets, Council Procedures, Departments, Jurisdictions, etc.)
  • Sunnyvale Neighbors Actively Prepare (SNAP) Graduate
  • Neighborhood Watch Initiator
  • Sunnyvale Vision Process Facilitator for Neighborhood Meetings (Volunteer)
  • Sunnyvale Volunteer for Green At Home (performing energy audits)
  • Sunnyvale Art & Wine Clean-up Volunteer

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • San Miguel Neighbors Association (SMNA) Chair and Co-Chair since 1998 – Present
  • San Miguel Messenger (newsletter) Writer and Editor, 1999 – Present
  • SMNA Dumpster Day Organizer, 1999 – Present
  • SMNA Holiday Potluck Project, 1999 – Present
  • SMNA Neighborhood Grant Writer, 2007 – 2009
  • Neighborhood Watch Initiator
  • Neighborhood Social Night Initiator/Organizer
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale Organizer
  • SMNA Free Produce, Seedling and Seed Exchange Initiator/Organizer
  • SMNA Free-Recycle Announcements Initiator/Organizer
  • SMNA Education Committee Supporter for reading and language development, San Miguel Elementary School

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • UNSCC Member
  • Campaign Volunteer (Precinct Walker) for Otto Lee
  • Campaign Volunteer (Sign Placement) for Jim Griffith
  • Community Activist
  • Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way Trainer
  • National Organization of Women (NOW)
  • National Speakers Association Northern California (NSANC) Professional Member
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
  • International Society for Productivity Improvement (ISPI)
  • International Alliance of Facilitators (IAF)
  • International Alliance for Learning (IAL)
  • South Bay Organization Development Network (SBODN)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Email:  taraforcouncil@gmail.com
  • Phone:  (408) 733-5778
 

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