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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Solvang City Council Race Sees New Candidate

Solvang resident Neill C. Zimmerman enters race for City Council seat.

Born and raised in Santa Maria, Neill C. Zimmerman has spent most of his life in Santa Barbara County. Having studied Business, Economics, History, Accounting, and Real Estate at Hancock College, Santa Monica College, and Los Angeles’ Pierce College, Neill is passionate about business and deal-making.

For 5 years, Neill worked in real estate marketing and financing with California Financial Services in Santa Maria before temporarily moving to Los Angeles to work in property management. There, he efficiently managed multi-
family apartment buildings by negotiating capital improvement contracts, maintenance contracts, and lease agreements, resulting in an increase of cash flows and property value. Neill has worked with many different personalities, mitigating difficult situations.

One of his favorite kind of projects to undertake is the refurbishment of dilapidated homes, as well as from-the-ground-up construction, all of which he has fulfilled in Santa Barbara County. Neill also intently follows the US stock Indexes and, more so, his personal stock picks.

Neill is currently a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) candidate and believes that education is a lifelong responsibility. He enjoys researching current topics on everything from politics to psychology, takes great pleasure from spending time in nature, and thrives around people—whether they be family, old friends, or new.

It was in his brief time in Los Angeles that he met his wife, Nicole, and the two have happily settled in idyllic Solvang to start a family. This is the kind of life she always dreamed of living and they are very excited to welcome their first baby in April 2015. They know Solvang, and its residents, will be the perfect surrounding for their budding brood. They enjoy their evening walks together with their rescued Shih-Tzu, Little, and attending the various events around town.

Neill knows the value the City of Solvang has to offer—from the quiet mornings, to the active days, eventful community gatherings, and the peaceful nights. He looks forward to bringing youth, integrity, and a fresh perspective to the City Council as he moves forward to serve Solvang.

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