Barbara Partridge, BA, MPA is a graduate of UCLA and USF respectively. She has more than three decades experience in public service with the City of Paso Robles. Her accomplishments include creating and operating the senior citizens center and programs, producing the first Martin Luther King celebration, Paderewski Festival, Safe and Sober Graduation, Midsummer Magic and other major city events. She retired as Director of Library and Recreation Services in 2005 and continues to volunteer for the city in new projects. She is married to artist and businessman John Partridge and has four grown sons, Tom, Russ, Mike, and John.