Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PDT

Image: "Time for Change" sign

TOPIC: “Women for Change” Candidate Forum
PRESENTERS: Tess Albin-Smith and Mary Rose Kaczorowski, candidates for Fort Bragg, California, City Council
WHERE: Caspar Community Center, 15051 Caspar Road, Caspar, CA 95420
COST: Free for Coast Women in Business members; $10 for nonmembers
(if interested in joining us, your first meeting is free)
7:30 AM = Networking
7:45 AM = Program begins
9 AM = Program ends

DETAILS: Meet two history-making women candidates for Fort Bragg City Council on Thursday, October 11, 7:30 to 9 AM with Coast Women in Business at the Caspar Community Center. Part of the upsurge of women currently running for public office nationwide, Tess Albin-Smith and Mary Rose Kaczorowski are running in a field of seven. They’ve already made history just by running.

Note: We welcome all to our meetings—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.


Tess Albin-Smith

Image: Tess Albin-Smith, candidate for Fort Bragg, CA City CouncilActive as a substitute teacher, musician, and school and tour bus driver, Tess previously worked as Jackson Demonstration State Forest assistant manager, California state biologist and forester, one of the first female foresters with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), working in reforestation and prescribed burning programs, and CDF peace officer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources and a Master of Science degree in Range Management, both from the University of California, Davis.

Read Tess Albin-Smith’s candidate statement.

Image: Mary Rose Kaczorowski, candidate for Fort Bragg, CA City CouncilMary Rose Kaczorowski

Currently serving as a volunteer for many local nonprofit organizations, Mary Rose previously worked as a journalist, credentialed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative, and classroom instructor. A College of the Redwoods graduate, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from Mills College, Oakland, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from California State University.

Read Mary Rose Kaczorowski’s candidate statement.


Coast Women in Business supports the business community on the Mendocino coast. We meet monthly to foster entrepreneurship and professional development on the Mendocino Coast and beyond. Membership fees are $50 annually or $10 per drop-in meeting.

Note: We welcome all—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.

Your first meeting is always free, and we offer a limited number of need-based memberships—please inquire. We’re sponsored by West Company. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Important Announcements

Upcoming meetings:

  • November: Thursday, November 8 – topic: Self-Management: So Much Work, So Little Time Design – presenter: Rachel Clark, business coach
  • December: Thursday, December 11 – topic: Processing New Ideas – presenter: Catherine Marshall, consultant for nonprofits and capacity-building agencies

Your Coast Women in Business profile: Contact us if you need to update it.


October 11, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Event Category:


Caspar Community Center
15051 Caspar Road
Caspar, CA 95420 United States
+ Google Map