Grass Roots Activist Pam Logemann Gives a Voice to Her PQ Neighborhood
From her grass roots upbringing in Ojai, CA to her current grass roots activism for her neighborhood of The Glens, Pam Logemann isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to get a job done. Growing up on a farm, Pam learned early on how to raise goats, lambs and horses for sustenance. Her disciplined childhood involved milking goats at both 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., which provided milk, yogurt and cheese for her family. Pam is now harnessing her healthy homegrown industriousness to improve her beloved town of Rancho Peñasquitos.
Having moved to PQ in the late 1980s with her husband shortly after graduating from Cal Poly, Pam said that even though the couple didn’t have children at the time, “we knew we wanted to raise children in a close-knit, ‘country-like’ atmosphere with good schools.” When her first-born child attended kindergarten at Rolling Hills Elementary School, Pam began helping out in the classroom. Soon after, she was recruited to the PTA Executive Board as Vice President of Ways & Means. Pam recalled, “It changed my life and started my passion for volunteering in my community.”
The following year, Pam became the PTA president, and saw firsthand just how dire the school funding situation was. She admitted, “I had no idea the school no longer provided art, music or PE due to budget cuts. We discussed how we could raise money for these programs, and the Rolling Hills Elementary Foundation was born.” Pam remained on the executive board of the PTA and Foundation until her son graduated from the school in 2009.
While involved with the PTA, Pam co-founded the PQ-NE Action Group (www.SavePQ.org), a non-profit organization that benefits the neighborhoods of The Glens and The Villages. Pam stated, “We started our grass roots activism and education for our neighbors, so they would have a voice about any development plans and safety issues in our neighborhood. We have been able to come together for a common purpose and make changes that promote a better life for all our neighbors.”
A CFO for BioImaging Solutions, Inc., Pam spends her free time dining at Sushi Hana, boating at the local lakes, watching the Chargers, attending her son’s cello concerts, and enjoying her daughter’s volleyball matches and her son’s lacrosse games. She also enjoys shopping at Albertson’s with her family because, she exclaimed, “it is where we see all our neighbors to catch up on what’s new in the neighborhood!”[box title=”Pam At A Glance” color=”#333333″]
Name: Pam Logemann
North Rancho Peñasquitos
PQ-NE Action Group
CFO/Sales & Marketing for BioImaging Solutions, Inc.
Husband – Rick (of 25 years),
Children – Katrina* (18), Kris (14)
*Katrina recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Caldwell College (Division II) in New Jersey.
Name of Group: PQ-NE Action Group
Group Mission: The PQ-NE Action Group is committed to promoting and preserving a safe and livable environment for the residents of The Glens and The Villages, located within the community of Rancho Peñasquitos.
Web Site: www.SavePQ.org and Facebook at SavePQ.org.