Stephanie Hobbs has been an active member in the community.
For starters, she and her husband along with other volunteers made possible the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation.
As founder and president of this non-profit group, Hobbs has been one of the catalysts in spearheading the recent and ongoing modernization of the Ripon High stadium, raising and installing over $1 million in infrastructure that could include replacing the track.
At tonight’s Ripon City Council meeting, she’s on the agenda for recommendation of appointment to the San Joaquin Council of Governments’ Citizens Advisory Committee.
The open session begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Hobbs currently serves on the Ripon Unified School Bond Oversight Committee and was also active in the RUSD’s community vision and strategic planning meetings.
“(I’ve) enjoyed speaking to virtually every non-profit group in town,” she said in her SJCOG application. “It gives me a chance to get a pulse on our community and update them on what is happening at Ripon High and beyond.”
Hobbs has been an active community volunteer since 1992, working with Friends of the Ripon Library Board for nine years while helping with the fundraising and planning for the state-of-the-arts library that opened in 2006.
She was a founding board member of the Riverbank Community Theater.
In addition, Hobbs served on the Regional Library Task Force, the Ripon Community and Youth Commission, and is currently a Ripon Rotary Club board member and Ripon Chamber Ambassador.
She added: “I have an extremely strong desire to see Ripon’s future generations thrive, and recognize the important role regional projects will play in their success.”
Hobbs is especially interested in economic development along with growth of the region.