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Special District

Cosumnes Community Services DistrictCandidate for Director

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Koi Rivers

Businesswoman/Nonprofit Director
12,682 votes (14.88%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure Public Safety and Community Health/Wellness (I will be certain that our residents--our greatest resources--are protected and thriving. That's why I support an increase in firefighters, emergency resources, and safe and maintained parks.
  • Develop Richer Partnerships that Create Pathways for Education and Career (My goal is to build relationships with the school districts and unions to place high school students who aren't college bound on solid career paths.)
  • Establish a Bustling Arts and Culture Community (My plan is to partner with art organizations, schools, and local businesses to turn Elk Grove into an art and entertainment-rich community in which we can live, play, and thrive.)



Profession:Businessowner/Non-profit Board Director
Founder, Principal Strategist, The Koi Rivers Experience (2017–current)
Marketing and Communications Manager, VSP Global (2008–2017)


CSU, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Organizational Communications, Organizational Communications (2004)

Community Activities

Member, Soroptomist (2018–current)
Board Diretor, TLCS, Inc. (2017–current)
Board Director, Sacramento Theatre Company (2017–current)
Community Ambassador, Elk Grove Police Department (2016–current)


For nearly 20 years, Koi Rivers has engaged, influenced, and evoked action in people through powerful brand building, charismatic leadership, and authentic intentions.

A market manager with VSP Global, Koi drove the go-to-market strategy for two cloud software products and executed million dollar tradeshows and events.


Through her strategy consultancy, The Koi Rivers Experience, she directs marketing and communications for major corporations, works with non-profits on business development and marketing execution, and speaks on national platforms.

Honored on the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, Koi serves on the Board of Directors of two Sacramento non-profits: TLCS, Inc., which provides housing and resources to those struggling with mental illness; and Sacramento Theatre Company, where she applies her commitment to diversity and equity through arts education and unique programming.


Koi has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from CSU, Sacramento, is a senior fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, an Elk Grove Community Ambassador, and a member of Soroptomist International Elk Grove.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Jim Cooper
  • Elk Grove Vice Mayor Darren Suen
  • Elk Grove City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen

Organizations (2)

  • Building Trades Council
  • IBEW Local 340

Elected Officials (5)

  • Elk Grove Councilmember Pat Hume
  • Elk Grove City Councilmember Steve Detrick
  • Sacramento City Councilmember Rick Jennings
  • Tami Nelson, Los Rios Community College Board Trustee
  • Galt Mayor Lori Heuer

Individuals (2)

  • Elk Grove Planning Commissioner, Mackenzie Wieser
  • Former Cosumnes CSD Board and Elk Grove City Council Member Sophia Scherman

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