Jadwiga "Gigi" Wieczner
Jadwiga “Gigi” Wieczner

My name is Jadwiga (Yadveega) Wieczner (Vetchner), and I’ve been a resident of Woodside since 2011. My husband is retired, and I currently work as a realtor for EXP Real Estate Company. My nickname is “Gigi.”

Here’s a little bit about myself. I graduated from CSUS with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management. I obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Capella University. My work experience includes the Federal Government for 10 years in several capacities. I worked at Mare Island, Travis AFB, McClellan AFB, Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Attorney. I worked for the insurance industry for 10 years as a vendor consultant and for the airline industry for 15 years.

The skills that qualify me for serving on the board come from my work experience and volunteer experience: customer service, team building, relationship management, project management, and successful development of marketing programs and strategies for fund-raising events. I served on several Board positions at the Des Moines Jewish Academy (DMJA), Tifereth Israel Synagogue, and Drew Condos in Clearwater, Florida. I was elected President of the Board for the DMJA and President of Drew Condos in Clearwater, Florida.

I’m running for the board for several reasons: I can help shape community policies, improve community facilities, and build a stronger sense of belonging among residents. Plus, it’s a chance to make a positive impact on the immediate surroundings and policies. My concerns include our aging infrastructure, tree management, security plan, forensic accounting of funds, maintenance management plan, and hiring a professional property management company. My goal is to influence budget decisions, ensuring funds are allocated wisely for community upgrades, maintenance, and cost-effective initiatives. Board service allows an opportunity to contribute to transparent financial management and prioritize projects that benefit everyone. Understanding the HOA finances is crucial. Running for the Board allows us to advocate for transparency, ensuring residents have clear insights into financial matters and specifically requesting a forensic accounting audit, which allows residents to have an opportunity to conduct a thorough financial examination, fostering trust and accountability.

I have spent time on various committees at Woodside (safety, architectural, and the tree committee), and understand the frustrations many residents feel at Woodside with common problems that have been unresolved or deferred for years. I can help, and ask for your vote so we can move forward to make positive changes for the long-term enjoyment of living at Woodside.

I am asking for your support in the upcoming HOA Board Election, as well as your support for my fellow candidates, Sandra Williams, Donna Scholl, and Karen Sharp. Together we can make a difference by maintaining our common areas and upholding our CC&Rs and bylaws. And maintain our vision to maintain a safe, friendly, and aesthetically pleasing place to live. Please vote for me and my fellow candidates.