The District 3 Team

Hannah Miller
Legislative Assistant

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Hannah is a California native who was raised in the coastal town of Los Osos. As a young adult, she relocated to southern California where she attended Cal State University at Long Beach and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in U.S. and Modern European History. After college, Hannah moved back to the Central Coast and worked for a San Luis Obispo law firm as a paralegal who was trained to specialize in municipal, land use and environmental matters. Hannah enjoyed the opportunity of advocating for clients before local and state government agencies, as well as providing Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance training to government employees.
 
Hannah was appointed by Supervisor Hill in 2012. When Hannah's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and surfing and hiking all over the Central Coast.

Julie Hawkins
Planning Commissioner

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Julie Hawkins was appointed to the Planning Commission by District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill in January 2017. Julie is the Campus Planner for Cal Poly, and formerly worked as an urban planner for the City of Grover Beach, as well as various cities in the Bay Area. She was also a part-time lecturer for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Public Policy programs at San Jose State University, teaching urban community development and communication skills. Julie holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, and a BS in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara. For fun, Julie paddles with the Pale Kai Outrigger Canoe club of Avila Beach, takes classes at the San Luis Coastal Adult School, and takes her dog and cat on local adventures.

Bruce Hilton
Parks Commissioner

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Bruce Hilton grew up east of Arroyo Grande on a ranch and attended local schools through high school. He moved away temporarily to attend school in Switzerland and then obtained an undergraduate degree in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University.  Bruce moved back home and began a career in engineering while earning a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly.  Feeling fortunate to be a part of this community, giving back through volunteer work has always been important to Bruce.  He first became a volunteer with the County when he was asked to be a member of the County Trails Advisory Committee in 2003.  Adopting green building strategies, Bruce and his wife Mitra handled the design and construction of their Arroyo Grande home and their family has resided there since 2007.  Bruce is active in youth sports, coaching soccer and basketball teams and also savors the times when he steps back and watches his daughter’s dance performances or is a spectator at his son’s baseball games. Bruce enjoys being outdoors, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, as well as backpacking in local wilderness areas and in the Sierras. Most recent camping trips have been as an assistant scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop. Having worked at Lopez Lake as a summer job while in college, it is now rewarding for Bruce to be able to help guide a vision for the development of all County Parks as well as advise on budget considerations and be involved in community relations as a member of the County Parks Commission.

Erica Stewart
Civil Service Commissioner

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Erica A. Stewart, joined Cal Poly in 2016 as the Director of Parent and Student Philanthropy.  Stewart partners with colleagues throughout Cal Poly to establish strategies that engage parents and generate philanthropic support for university-wide priorities. She also is working on coordinating student philanthropy leadership opportunities, raising student awareness and spirit around giving, and ultimately, building a wider base of Cal Poly supporters.

Stewart brings fifteen (15) years of human resources, leadership, marketing and fundraising experience to the Civil Service Commission. She has earned her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Currently, Stewart serves on the Board of Directors for the Cal Poly Alumni Association, as the President-Elect, the Goodwill Central Coast Board, and the SLO Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Committee.  She is also the Past-President of the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast (HRCC). In the past, she served on the board of the SLO Downtown Association and is a graduate of Leadership SLO Class XV and Class XIX Chairperson.

She has called the Central Coast home for more than 20 years. In 2004, Stewart earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco while running her own wholesale bakery. When she is not spending time with her family or volunteering in the community, Erica enjoys spending time cooking. 

Tom Ikeda
Agricultural Liaison Advisory Board

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Tom Ikeda is a third-generation farmer in the Arroyo Grande Valley.  He is a partner in the Ikeda Bros. farming operation where he serves as Corporate Secretary and Farm Manager. Tom is a graduate of Arroyo Grande High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science and Management from the University of California at Davis.  He is also a graduate of Leadership SLO and the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Tom is a past president of San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau where he continues to serve as one of its directors and chairs their Legislative Committee. He is the past-chairman of the Grower-Shipper Association of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. In 2010, Tom was selected by the San Luis County Farm Bureau as Agriculturalist of the Year. Tom is married to Maureen and they have two children, Brendan and Catherine.