In her career of over 35 years, Caralynn Prade has been very active on projects that she’s been involved with. In her current role, she is Legal Secretary & Administrative Assistant. Those responsibilities include:
- Helping to create many types of utility districts;
- Drafting minutes, agendas, certified agendas, resolutions, election documents;
- Preparation of contracts, briefs, correspondence, maintenance of files;
- Calendar coordination;
- General correspondence; and
- Research and preparation of various reports and presentations.
Previous to this role, she has always worked as either legal secretary/administrative assistant at another law firm that handles municipal utility districts, engineering logging company and in the law department of a large rubber/adhesives company.
As an assistant to the partner of a municipal bond finance law firm that specializes in general law, public finance, elections, contracts, development and real estate, Caralynn has a background that is well-suited to serving on and advising for issues of MUD 26.
In her every day work, Caralynn works with a firm that handles many municipal utility district clients and is familiar with the consultants that serve these clients. In these interactions, she has learned about the problems that districts face, which include security and safety of residents, daily operational issues, as well as exemptions for the elderly and disabled. As a homeowner herself, she takes into account the encounters that any resident of Shadow Creek would experience, both good and bad. She utilizes the knowledge she has of any challenges that Shadow Creek faces as a community, and applies them to make positive changes through her work on MUD 26.
Some of the responsibilities that Caralynn has in her role on the MUD include adopting a budget, overseeing expenditures and investments, employment of consultants, adopting rules and regulations for safety, setting tax and maintenance rates, overseeing debt and bond monies as well as drainage and flood control.
Caralynn primarily views her living experience in Shadow Creek as one that is ideal and overwhelmingly positive. She compares it to living at a vacation resort year-round, due to its beautiful, clean and well-maintained property/amenities. Those features include spacious pools, a tennis court, a basketball court, meeting facilities, and jogging trails, being close to the freeway, restaurants and many stores.
In her free time, Caralynn enjoys writing, sewing, reading and finding new ways to teach and inspire her 3-year-old great grandchild and his friends. For personal interests, she has 5 grandchildren and their friends that bring a bevy of situations that young people face daily and need guidance, reassurance and direction.
Caralynn’s knowledge has proven to be of great value to the MUD since her time with the board, and she looks forward to continuing to serve the community in whatever way she can be of assistance.