A Few of My Accomplishments

Accomplishments - Ernie Sheldon City Council 2016
  • Wrote the first Park Master Plan in 1987.
  • Served 20 years on the Parks and Recreation Commission. During my tenure we built 43 new parks in Folsom.
  • Named Outstanding California Park Commissioner in 2002 by the California Park and Recreation Society.
  • Ernie Sheldon Park named in my honor for outstanding dedication to Folsom parks and the City of Folsom and I’m still living.
  • Proposed the Folsom Aquatic Center and did the organizing and research leading to council approval.
  • Proposed the value of purchasing the Folsom Sports Complex and established the funding proposal which the council approved. Final payment was made in January 2013.
  • Fund raised $700,000 for the remodel of the Livermore Youth Football Field.
  • Proposed and researched the feasibility of retaining the fire station and remodeling it into the current Senior and Arts Cultural Center.
  • Spearheaded planning, designing and construction of the Folsom Veterans Memorial.
  • Sole fundraiser for the Veterans Day Parade which grew from 23 participants to 2900 under my guidance.
  • Served as Library Commissioner and was original Director of the Friends of Folsom Library.
  • Participated with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District in finishing one high school, building a new one and modernizing many of our older elementary schools.
  • Was a signer of Bond Measure G.
  • Executive Director of the Folsom Athletic Association-raised over $1,000,000 for Folsom recreational activities and facilities and awarded $80,000 worth of scholarships for high school seniors. Raised more than $300,000 profits from Fireworks sales for Folsom youth sports groups.

ERNIE SHELDON (1934-2020)
Folsom City Councilmember and Vice Mayor