Updated 1/23/09 with interview video
Carlos A. Calderin was recently appointed to the Dalton Public Safety Commission, replacing Lane Ashworth whose term expired in December after 11 years of service. Calderin says he decided to serve after being approached by members of the City Council because he believes Dalton is an up and coming community.
“For Dalton to be able to reach the level of prosperity that it is capable of, it needs dedicated individuals willing to lend a hand,” Calderin says. “Dalton has been wonderful to me and I believe it is only fair that I now work to be one of those dedicated individuals that Dalton needs. Any successful community is built on the strong foundation of law and order and public safety. Therefore, it is only logical that the Public Safety Commission be a place where I would try to lend my help and service.”
Mr. Calderin has lived in Dalton for the past 4 years. He is a lawyer, and his law firm Calderin & Oliva, P.A. has offices in downtown Dalton and Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Jessica Oliva-Calderin are the shareholders in the practice which opened in Florida 5 years ago. Before opening the practice, he worked as an attorney with Coane and Associates in Miami and as a legal consultant with the Ceridian Corporation. Calderin earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Florida International University before graduating from law school at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000. Also in 2000, he earned a master’s degree in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service.
Mr. Calderin will officially begin his service with the Public Safety Commission at its next meeting, Tuesday, January 27th.
Below: New Public Safety Commission Member Carlos A. Calderin (click thumbnail for a larger version of the image)
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