Constitution Day Visitors Talk to Simpson University Students
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - Redding’s new code enforcement supervisor and a deputy city attorney who graduated from Simpson University visited campus Sept. 16 as part of Constitution Day activities.
Code Enforcement Supervisor Steve Willkomm, who moved to Redding from Southern California three months ago, and Deputy City Attorney Jacob Baldwin, who earned a degree in business administration from Simpson in 2008, spoke to about 40 students during Dr. Cherry McCabe’s Introduction to Political Science class.
Each year, Simpson University’s History Department sponsors an event in honor of the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required to recognize the Constitution during the week of Sept. 17 each year.
“Our speakers shared local government experience and expertise with examples of how the rights, freedoms and government structure which was so carefully laid out in the United States Constitution continue to impact all of us on a day-to-day basis,” said Dr. McCabe, chair of the History Department.
After graduating from Simpson University, Baldwin received his juris doctor from Cal Northern School of Law in 2013. He is a member of the State Bar of California and board member of the Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association. He works for the Redding City Attorney’s Office, which advises city officials on all legal matters involving the city, including land use, personnel, contracts, elections, redevelopment, and more.
Willkomm has a 30-year career that includes working in development services, finance and law enforcement agencies. As Redding’s code enforcement supervisor, he investigates violations in residential, commercial and industrial areas within city limits. Typical violations involve building, zoning, housing, property maintenance, public right of way issues, and other areas of city law.
Redding Deputy City Attorney Jacob Baldwin, who graduated from Simpson University in 2008 with a business administration degree, talks to students about what the city attorney’s office does.
Dr. Cherry McCabe, chair of the History Department, standing right, introduces seated guest speakers Jacob Baldwin, far left, and Steve Willkomm to about 40 students during a class discussion focusing on the U.S. Constitution.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations