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Three vie for position on Parks & Rec board

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POSTED November 1, 2013 11:39 p.m.

A fire captain, a criminal justice student, and a cell firm director are all vying for an appointment to the Manteca Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Manteca City Council will make the appointment to the four-year term when they meet Tuesday at 7n p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. The deadline was Oct. 21. Breitenburcher, the incumbent, was out of town and missed the application deadline. His late application was forwarded to the council for their possible consideration as well as the two applications that were submitted on time.

The other applicants are Parminder Singh Sahi and Heather O’Leary.

Singh Sahi is an electrical engineer currently working as a cell director for HGST, a Western Digital company in the Silicon Valley

During college in India, he volunteered with a national service group that helped clean slum areas and rural colonies. He also was a volunteer for a major lake de-silting effort. While in India, he also helped develop parks in his neighborhood were kids could play and families could enjoy evenings and weekends. During his employment at IBM in San Jose, he volunteered for United Way fixing and renovating classrooms and distributing free school supplies to needy students.

O’Leary is a criminal justice major at CSU Sacramento and will graduate next spring. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Administration of Justice. She is also a certified paralegal. She has worked in sales and management for retail concerns

She also has volunteered for hospice and is part of the Ripon Awareness Fighting Trafficking.

Brietenbucher is a City of Manteca fire captain. He has served on the recreation commission for six years and has been involved as a youth sports coach. He also coaches the Sierra High swim team and is an advisor for the Manteca Fire Explorers Post.

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