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Candidate for City Councilwoman Peyal Avellan tells about her “Community First” focus for Aliso Viejo

Avellan’s love of community and service drives her candidacy with a focus on infrastructure and open spaces, public safety through wildfire preparation, and economic recovery and sustainability.

Endorsed by Democrat State Senator Dave Min, and Mayor of Aliso Viejo Ross Chun, Peyal Avellan hopes to represent Aliso Viejo on the city council. Avillan also has the endorsements of the Democratic Party of Orange County, and the Orange County Labor Federation.

Avellan lives in Aliso Viejo with her husband and son. She holds a BS from Emerson College in Mass Communication and is accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America.

Prior to working as Director of Communications and Marketing for a childrens’ nonprofit organization in Orange County, Avellan worked at NPR and was actively involved in various community groups.

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Avellan believes her experiences as the mother of a special-needs child equips her in a unique way for the job of council member. “I know how to navigate complex challenges and get results,” she says. “I will lead with my strategic and consensus-building skills as a member of the Aliso Viejo City Council.”

If elected, Avellan’s plan follows a ”community first” vision.

Her focus on infrastructure and open spaces will bring investments in youth programs, local infrastructure and maintaining the quality of the environment.

Avellan’s public safety vision provides for wildfire preparation, and  training and resources for public safety teams to efficiently perform their duties.

She will encourage Aliso Viejo residents to shop locally to help small businesses recover from the impact of the pandemic. Her economic recovery and sustainability plan keeps an eye on inflation and calls for a balanced city budget.

Why does Peyal Avellan want to be on Aliso Viejo’s City Council? “Truly caring for our community and being of service to others have been the inspiration for just about everything I’ve done in my life. The opportunity to serve on the Aliso Viejo Council would allow me to do that on behalf of our community.” 

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