Council fills Senior Citizen Commission post


The Encinitas City Council last week appointed resident Kevin Quinn to the Senior Citizen Commission.

The council made appointments to various commissions in February, but there weren’t enough applicants to fill all the vacancies on the senior commission. So, the one unfilled position was advertised and posted on the city’s website. Quinn submitted the sole application.

Quinn, according to his application, has lived in Encinitas for nearly 15 years and serves on the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Board of Management.

“I have been involved in healthcare for close to 30 years and specifically had a focus on the elderly for 15 years,” Quinn said in the application, adding he has a passion for serving the community and the elderly in particular.

The seven-member commission holds public hearings and prepares recommendations to the council in a variety of areas regarding seniors, according to the city’s website.

Commission goals this year include referring transitional living seniors to available housing resources. And the commission is tasked with identifying existing and projected housing needs for seniors who may need to downsize, while staying in Encinitas.

Quinn’s appointment was on the council consent calendar, which is reserved for routine items of business. Council approved it without discussion.

Senior Citizen Commission terms last three years; Quinn’s term will be up March 2018.