Re-Elect Renee Nash


I am running for a third term on the board because my passion for serving the community and its students remains strong and my unique skills and leadership are needed to help guide the district through difficult times. Bringing our students back to school safely is my top priority. I will work to ensure that students receive a rigorous academic experience through distance learning.
I will ensure the fiscal stability of the district in the midst of what could be a protracted recession. Eureka has long been the jewel of Placer County and I am committed to putting my skills and experience to work to ensure that it remains that way, with a wide variety of academic offerings including world language, robust enrichment opportunities, and a greater emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Contact Renee


I love talking to everyone. That’s hard to do in our Covid-age of face masks and restricted contact, but we can still gather electronically. Please join me and other community leaders via Zoom for…

Wednesdays with Renee

October 7, 14, 21 & 28
Sessions start at 7 p.m.
(check-in starts at 6:45)


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Enter the Meeting ID: 899 6564 8073
Passcode: 020619

I believe in openness and transparency so let’s join together and talk about our schools. Everyone is welcome.


Public education is in a state of crisis. In a time of crisis, it is critical to turn to proven leadership. Renee has successfully served two terms on the board, providing strong fiscal stewardship during tough economic times, showing her skills as a keen innovator in adding new academic programs to one of the lowest-funded elementary districts in the state and ensuring the continued academic success of Eureka’s students, who consistently receive the highest test scores in Placer County and some of the best scores in all of Northern California.

Renee has dedicated almost two decades to serving the students of the Eureka Union School District, including ten years and a term as President of the Eureka Schools Foundation before her eight years of service as a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to that she served as a community volunteer in many capacities, including coaching a variety of youth sports and helping to build Feist Park and Granite Community Park.



  • Knowledge of the complexities of state and federal school funding
  • Experience in labor relations
  • A background is fiscal management, dealing with multi-million budgets
  • Managing through funding downturns while maintaining sufficient reserves and preserving core academic programs
  • Understanding the many legal complexities associated with running a school district, including funding formulas, Special Education and many other provisions of Education Code, the role of the Federal government in providing funds to local school districts and related restrictions
  • Strong relationship with local community leaders, including teachers, principals, PTC leaders and ESF leaders
  • 7 years on the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association


Endorsed by all other Eureka Board members and a long list of other current and former local leaders who respect the many years of leadership Renee has provided to the community.




  • Assembly Member Kevin Kiley
  • Ted Gaines, State Board of Equalization, Former State Senator, Former Placer County Supervisor
  • Placer County Superintendent of Schools Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • All of the other members of the Eureka Union School District Board: Board Members Ryan Jones, Andy Sheehy, Dr. Melissa MacDonald and Jeff Conklin
  • Retired Eureka Union School District Superintendent Ron Feist
  • Roseville Joint Union High School District Board President Andrew Taag and Board Members Scott Huber, Paige Stauss, and Julie Hirota
  • Sierra College Board member and Former Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia
  • Former Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan
  • Roseville City Councilmember Bruce Houdesheldt
  • Jan Pinney, Founding Eureka Schools Foundation Board Member and Former Board Member, Roseville Joint Union Hight School District
  • Tony Corado, Retired South Placer Fire Chief and Former Eureka Union School District Board Member
  • Jae Redline, President, Ridgeview Parent Teacher Club
  • Jeff Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Westpark Communities
  • Former EUSD Board Members Russ Nash, Lori Dangberg, Debbie Holt, Jerri Davis,  Donna Garton, Dan Clift and John Tanner
  • Aimee Scribner, Former Eureka Union School District Board Member and Past President, Olympus Jr. High School Parent Teacher Club
  • Eureka Schools Foundation President Jessica Keefe
  • Former Eureka Schools Foundation Presidents Kim Nash, Mark Holt, Judi Gavia, Matt McGarty, Warren Holt, Mark Goozen, Dr. Steve Schorer and Marisa Schorer
  • Former Eureka Schools Foundation Officer Tiffany Jones
  • Former Eureka Schools Foundation Officer Margot Birch
  • Casey Kayshap, Past President, Cavitt Jr. High School Parent Teacher Club, and Past President, Emerald Brigade Support Organization
  • Craig Lyman, Owner of Douglas Feed & Pet Supply and Former Director of the Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Marcus Graziano, Owner, Capitol Cellars
  • Molly Hawks and Mike Fagnoni, Owners of Hawks Restaurant
  • Bob Flautt, Retired President/CEO, Folsom Lake Bank
  • Tom Cologna, Former Director Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Lyn Kleinbach, Former Officer of the Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Joe Garrison, Former Director, Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Sandra Urosevic, Former Officer, Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Vilma Stoberlein, Former Director, Eureka Schools Foundation
  • Kristin Scifres, Past President, Ridgeview and Cavitt Parent Teacher Clubs
  • Joella Conklin, Past President, Olympus Parent Teacher Club, Past President of the Granite Bay Chapter of the National Charity League
  • Cami De Cesaris, Past President, Oakhills/Ridgeview Parent Teacher Club
  • GBHS Football Coach Ernie Cooper
  • Lorrie Robertson, ESF Secretary
  • Rexanne Emigh, ESF Board Member
  • Kim Brown, Former ESF President
  • Pete Hammack, Former ESF Director
  • Kim Vincent, Former Greenhills PTC President and Jogathon Coordinator, Former ESF Board Member
  • Lynne Pautsch, Former Greenhills PTC President
  • Adam Chervenak, Former ESF Board Member
  • Dina Burns, Former ESF Board Member
  • Jessica Rafanan, Former ESF Board Member
  • Kelly Byars, Former ESF Board Member
  • Marge Blumenfeld, Former ESF President
About Renee

Public education is in a state of crisis; it is critical to turn to proven leadership. I can’t think of a better, more prepared and trustworthy leader to be at helm of leading the Eureka District through the current pandemic and its serious economic impacts than Renee.

Ryan Jones, Eureka Union Board Member

It’s an honor to endorse Renee Nash for re-election to the Eureka Union School District Board of Trustees. As Vice Chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, I can tell you that Renee has a unique understanding of the many complex issues impacting local school districts. She has been a proven and devoted leader and advocate for Eureka’s schools for the last eight years. In addition to the current pandemic, the next four years are going to be rife with challenges, not the least of which will be the impact of a deep recession on school funding. Her knowledge and expertise will be key in guiding the Eureka District through this period while maintaining the academic excellence that is the hallmark of the district. You can trust Renee to make well-reasoned, intelligent decisions that put children first.

Kevin Kiley, California Assembly Member

As parents with three school-age children, we have experienced eight years of Renee’s leadership and dedication to our schools. Her commitment to the children was evident in her past roles as a member of the Board of Directors and then president of the non-profit fundraising Eureka Schools Foundation. Since her election in 2012 to the Eureka Union School District Board of Trustees, Renee’s recommendations and decisions have been fair and always in the best interest of the students. She is very budget oriented and clearly understands the limits of our resources. Beyond her qualifications, Renee is approachable and open to ideas and questions from parents, students, school staff and community members. Renee is definitely someone we can all depend on to continue to hold our school district to the highest standards. We are proud to support Renee Nash for re-election to the Eureka Union School District Board of Trustees as she will continue to fight and advocate for our children on a local and state level.

Ryan & Leslie Braun

My family and I fully support the re-election of Renee Nash to the Eureka Union School District Board. Renee is strong in her advocacy for children’s rights and tirelessly invests her energy in ensuring our families receive the highest level of education and healthiest school experiences possible. Having served on the board for eight years, Renee has tremendous experience and skill in collaborating with fellow board members, administration, parents, and children to make sure all of our voices are heard and fairly represented. She is responsible in the way she provides structure within the board and in how she establishes goals for our district that accurately reflect our community needs. I am proud to have Renee represent my voice, as I know she will do so with fairness and respect. Please re-elect Renee Nash to our school board. We need her now more than ever!

Jennifer Lange, district parent

About Renee

After growing up in San Diego, Renee came north and earned her B.A. in History with honors from the University of California, Davis. She spent several years working for daily newspapers in Northern California before going back to school and earning her law degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento where she graduated with Great Distinct.

Renee worked as Legal Counsel with the California Newspaper Publishers Association fighting for transparency in government and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law for 14 years, teaching Mass Media Law and Employment Law. Her newspaper career also included serving as Corporate Counsel to McClatchy Publishing and General Counsel and Assistant to the Publisher to News & Review Publishing where she helped manage a multi-million-dollar annual budget.

After having four children in 20 months (including a set of triplets), Renee decided to stay closer to home, serving as General Counsel for her family’s small business, Professional Educational Services. She then moved to private practice in Roseville where her practice focused on representing businesses in employment, contract and tax matters. She worked on complex business transactions and tax issues and helped businesses manage through a variety of labor issues. While still involved with several of her family’s small businesses, Renee retired from the full-time practice of law in 2018 to focus on her true passion, public education.

Renee has been serving the local community for over 20 years. She served for over 10 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Eureka Schools Foundation (which raises critical funds to support enrichment programs in the district), including a term as president. During her time on the ESF board, she helped raised millions of dollars in support of local public education. She has dedicated thousands of hours working alongside parents, teachers and school administration to put students first.

Renee was first elected to the Board of Trustees of the Eureka Union School District in 2012. In 2013, she was elected to the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association by other school boards in the region, where she fights for better public education statewide. She has been re-elected to that post three times. With both of those positions, Renee focuses her time on improving public education at both the local and statewide level. She is a passionate advocate for public education, including ensuring adequate funding and serving the needs of all students.

Renee’s other focuses involve serving young people. In 2010, Renee was a co-founder of the Roseville Theater Arts Association, a non-profit youth community theater. She and her husband, Steve, were leaders of a grassroot effort to build Granite Community and Feist Park. While her children were young, she coached a variety of youth sports, including t-ball, softball, basketball and cheerleading. For many years, she also served as “the voice” of the Granite Bay Jr. Grizzly Football & Cheer program, calling the home games from the press box.

Renee lives in Granite Bay, California with her husband of 25 years. Their four college aged daughters are all graduates of the Eureka Union School District and Granite Bay High School.

In her free time, Renee enjoys cooking, travel – especially to Napa and other winegrowing regions of the nation and world, collecting civil war memorabilia and rare wines, reading and watching murder mysteries.



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