Organizing to Save Our Community Pool
Eduardo looking over the deteriorated closed swimming pool in Ambrose Park.
NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Eduardo Torres is a housing advocate, community organizer and lifelong resident of Bay Point. He is running for a position on the board of Ambrose Recreation and Park District this November 2020.
He is the son of Mexican immigrants who arrived in Bay Point from Mexticacan, Jalisco in 1978. His father worked for 23 years as a OPCMIA Local 300 cement mason, while his mother was a homemaker.
Eduardo grew up utilizing Bay Point's parks. He played baseball for West Pittsburg Little League and learned how to swim in the community pool at Ambrose Park. His early childhood experiences in parks is one of the reasons why he is so passionate about advocating for quality parks and recreation programs in Bay Point.
Eduardo is currently the Northern California Regional Coordinator with Tenants Together, California's statewide organization dedicated to fighting for renters rights. As a housing justice advocate, he helped create the first citywide tenants union in Contra Costa County, the Todos Santos Tenants Union in Concord.
His educational background is in Recording Arts and Communications. He recently completed Urban Habitat's Board and Commissions Leadership Institute, a program designed to help future board members make equity based decisions when presented with policies on transportation, housing, and land use.
As a community organizer, Eduardo has been advocating for park justice in Bay Point for the past 7 years as a member of ACCE where they focused on improving the conditions of Ambrose Park. After years of advocacy, Eduardo and community members were successful in helping reopen the Ambrose Park community pool.
Most recently, he worked with First 5 of Contra Costa and Healthy and Active Before 5 to address park improvements in Bay Point. They were able to create a partnership between Bay Point residents and the city of Pittsburg. This partnership ultimately led to an approved project to construct new bathrooms at Ambrose Park.
Eduardo is running for a position on the board of Ambrose Recreation and Park District because he believes that forming strong community partnerships is key to successfully addressing the needs in Bay Point. He also believes that Bay Point residents deserve access to quality parks and recreation programs. As a lifelong resident of Bay Point, Eduardo is committed to improving the overall quality of life in his community.
On November 3rd, please vote for Eduardo Torres for Ambrose Recreation and Park District.