SPENCOW Officers for 2016:
Chair - Eddie Johnson
Vice Chair - Alfred Sellers, Jr
Treasurer - Chuck Bergson
Secretary - Santos Jauregui
Member At Large - Art Sanchez
Member At Large - Dixie LaGrande
Member Vox Populi - Roberto Mendoza
Williams group embraces diversity...from Colusa Sun Herald, 30 Apr 2014
It doesn't boast the smoothest acronym we've ever heard — SPENCOW, the Spanish/English Committee of Williams — but in just a single month of existence, it sure has taken the stage.
The group exists to push Hispanic interests in Williams — and given that the city's population is about 80 percent Hispanic, that's no small thing. On April 23, Pearson reported the group has asked city clerk Charles Bergson and former city treasurer Santos Jauregui to be its representatives in the 2014 city council election.
They mean business, too: SPENCOW has already talked about dissatisfaction with the city's parks; concerns about streets, sidewalks and lights; dismay at the lack of Hispanic representation on the city council; and the need to restart the recreation program — in particular, funding to bring the city's soccer fields back up to playability.
This is how things get done in communities — by putting people with energy and enthusiasm in positions to make a difference, and then letting them do it. [from Colusa Sun Herald 30 April 2014]