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Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council

DEDICATED TO MAINTAINING A CLEAN, SAFE, AND VIBRANT RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS FOR FAMILIES, SINCE 1975
RPTC Mission Statement

Who We Are

The Rancho de los Peñasquitos Town Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serve, represent, and promote the activities and interests of all Rancho de los Peñasquitos. As a forum for discussion and resolution of community issues, the Town Council will communicate ideas, recommendations, and concerns that impact Rancho de los Peñasquitos to residents, other community organizations, private and commercial interests, and government agencies, as appropriate.

We are comprised of duly elected and appointed representatives from designated districts within Rancho de los Peñasquitos. Official business is conducted at regular or special meetings of the Town Council, at regular or special meetings of the Executive Committee, and at meetings of other committees established by the Town Council.

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Board of Directors

2015-2016 RPTC Elected and Appointed Members

The Town Council is only possible because of the time and effort of those who volunteer. Elections for two-year terms are held every year at the Fiesta in May. Vacancies on the Council are filled year round by appointment.
Melinda Vasquez
Melinda Vasquez
President Represents Rolling Hills (D6) Member since 2013 Past positions include Parliamentarian, Vice-President, Chair of Government Affairs, Grants, Elections and Appointments, Fiesta, and Executive Committees
Melinda has strong ties to the community as a graduate of Sunset Hills Elementary, Black Mountain Middle School, and Mt Carmel High School. As a Real Estate Attorney, she has leveraged her years of financial banking with knowledge of real estate law in her private practice.
Brian Reschke
Brian Reschke
Vice President Represents Rolling Hills (D6) Member since 2014
Brian joined in 2013 and holds the current VP roll. Brian has lived in PQ 32 years and graduated from MCHS. He currently serve on the Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board, and as President of RPBasketball.org.
Kate Glenn
Kate Glenn
Secretary Represents Adobe Bluffs District (D1) Member since 2013 Positions held include Community Partners Chair and past Web and Print Chair.
Kate spent the first 20 years of her professional career in corporate management for multiple global companies for the North American Market. In 2010, she left the corporate world to care for her parents and pursue her passions. She runs two profitable companies specializing in five star event services for people and pets. She is an advocate for pursuing one’s dreams and making a positive difference.
Randy Arnold
Randy Arnold
Parliamentarian Represents Los Peñasquitos (D4) Member since 2013
Randy has lived in PQ for 4 years and has served on the council since 2013. Randy is currently serving on the Executive Committee as Parliamentarian. Before joining the council Randy volunteered with the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society, a private charity that provides loans, education, family services and other programs to active duty military families. Randy is a city boy, born and raised in San Diego and loves that PQ has everything he needs within a few short miles.
Darshana Patel
Darshana Patel
Web&Print Chair Represents Park Village (D5) Member since 2010. Previous positions held: Safety Chair, President, Fiesta Chair, Planning Board Representative
Darshana has been a resident of Rancho Peñasquitos since 2010. As an active member of the community, Darshana currently serves on the RPTC, Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board, SDPD Polic Captain’s Advisory Board, Park Village Foundation Board and Park Village PTA Board. Darshana has a passion for solving problems and fostering community connections.
Alan Gin
Alan Gin
Represents Deer Canyon (D3) Elected Member since 2012 Positions held include Treasurer and member of the Grants Committee
Dr. Alan Gin is a long-time resident of PQ. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at University of San Diego. Alan has many volunteer interests throughout the city, but always finds time to volunteer close to home. He has served on the Deer Canyon ES Foundation and as a coach for Mesa Verde Science Olympiad.
Theresea Gonzaga
Theresea Gonzaga
Represents Sunset Hills (D8) Member since Past positions held include Landscape Committee, Fiesta Committee, Parliamentarian
Theresea has been a dedicated member of the community since moving to PQ decades ago. Theresea is a Real Estate Agent for Berkshire Hathaway. She has served as an essential member of the Landscape Committee, Fiesta Committee and served as Parliamentarian. Currently, Theresea serves as the RPTC historian.
Kristine Custodio
Kristine Custodio
Community Partners Co-Chair Represents Deer Canyon (D3) Member since 2013 Past positions include Vice President
Kristine M. Custodio, ACP, is a Senior Paralegal/Office Administrator for the San Diego office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. She was recently reappointed as a Commissioner for the City of San Diego’s Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission, is a member of the University of San Diego Paralegal Program’s Advisory Board and serves on the Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council. She enjoys hiking, reading, music, art and traveling in her spare time.
Jim Hogan
Jim Hogan
Grants Chair Represents Sundance (D7) Member since 2008
Elijah Nichols
Elijah Nichols
Webmaster Member at Large, lives in District 4 Member since 2015
Elijah was born and raised in Rancho Penasquitos attended Sunset Hills, Black Mtn. Middle and Mt. Carmel c/o ’99. Although career training took him away from PQ, he is now ready to take this chance to give back. Elijah is a commercial airline pilot flying for JetBlue Airways. Prior to JetBlue, he was with ExpressJet Airlines for 8 years having upgraded to Captain on the CRJ 200/700/900.
David De Vries
David De Vries
Represented Canyon View (D2) Appointed Member Since 2015
David has lived in Rancho Penasquitos for over 3 years. David has an extensive background in community planning and real estate. David joined the council to get to know the politics of the community and help out where he can. He’s a big advocate of 3 pieces a day (www.3piecesaday.com) that if everyone picked up three pieces of trash a day we would be a trash free community.
Susan Sindelar
Susan Sindelar
Represents Sunset Hills (D8) Appointed Member Since 2015
Susan has lived in Rancho Peñasquitos since 2011 with her husband. They chose PQ because they liked the sense of community and interconnectedness that they felt when they walked through the town center. Susan has served on community boards, community organizations, and private professional associations for over fifteen years and enjoys serving her neighbors and helping them solve problems.
Bill Diehl
Bill Diehl
Elected Member Representing Canyon View (D2) Member of RPTC over 10 years non-continuous
Jing Xu
Jing Xu
Represents Park Village (D5) Elected Member Since 2015

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Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council

Attend an RPTC meeting - every first Thursday of the month at the Hotel Karlan (formerly Double Tree Golf Resort)