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State and Local Perspectives on the State of California Education

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Big Sur Room 1000 Aguajito Road Monterey, CA, 93940 United States (map)

The March 16th luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of Monterey County takes an in-depth look at California's public education system with two knowledgeable and outspoken community and political leaders.

State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond.jpeg

State Assembly Member Tony Thurmond

Tony Thurmond is a State Assembly member who has served the people of California for 10 years in elected office. His top priority has been to fund and reform public education. He is a member of the Assembly Education Committee and chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. Mr. Thurmond is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Deputy Superintendent of Monterey County Deneen Guss.jpeg

Deputy Superintendent of Monterey County Deneen Guss

Deneen Guss is the Deputy Superintendent of the Monterey County Office of Education. She has served in district and site leadership positions for over 17 years. Prior to beginning her administrative duties she also taught at the elementary level for 10 years. Ms. Guss is dedicated to her community and serves on numerous local non-profit organizations. She is a Leadership Team member of Bright Futures, which is an alliance of businesses, educators, non-profits, government agencies, and parents engaged collaboratively to strengthen the Monterey County community by improving the educational success of young people. Ms. Guss is a candidate for County Superintendent.


Reserve your place below, no later than Wednesday March 14th. 

For more information, call 831.200.DWMC.





Spinach Salad

Tri Color Berries, California Goat Cheese,

Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette



Monterey Bay Shrimp Scampi

Mushroom & Asparagus Orzo Pilaf

Saute of Seasonal Vegetables


Caprese Stuffed Portabello Mushroom

Stuffed with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Garlic

Mushroom & Asparagus Orzo Pilaf

Saute of Seasonal Vegtetables



Classic Italian Tiramisu

Tea & Coffee