What do you do at the County?

I’m kind of like the human resources person for volunteers. I recruit volunteers, both groups and individuals, for our volunteer opportunities and seek out options for those looking to serve.

What do you like most about your job?

It is very gratifying to engage citizens in caring for parks and open spaces in and around their communities. I love to play a part in getting kids out in our parks volunteering. And I get to meet the most amazing people who also love volunteering!

What's your favorite memory from your work?

On occasion I will organize community trails work parties and love getting “down and dirty” with the volunteers, working right alongside them. Another favorite moment was at the Ramona Grasslands Ribbon Cutting a few years ago. I was one of the first to ride through the gate on my horse. As a resident of Ramona and a long time trails advocate, this was such a great moment.

What does Live Well San Diego mean to you?

Live Well San Diego is giving back to your community in volunteering; it’s taking care of yourself by making healthy choices in food and exercise; it’s making sure we’re providing the very best in education and community support; it’s making better planning choices in how we use our precious resource - our land; it’s all of us doing what we can to help make San Diego County the best it can be!

Cheryl Wegner, County of San Diego
I AM Live Well San Diego

"I love giving back to the community. 
I recruit volunteers to shape and support a community in which we can all live well."