Sharon Jennings

President & Founder

A native Sacramentan, Ms. Jennings grew up in the military and is a proud U.S. Air Force brat. She retired from the California State Legislature after serving 31 years as a Senate staffer. With an eye toward the future, she is passionate about the process by which today’s youth will be assured the quality of life we all deserve. The arts remain a strong influence in her life, particularly in the medium of textiles.  Ms. Jennings considers it an honor to serve the South Natomas community.

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Melina Fazlic

Secretary & Founding Member

Raised in Northern California, Ms. Fazlic graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2013 and received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology.  A business analyst for the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Melina is committed to protecting California’s consumers from fraudulent marketplace practices by leading department regulatory entities in streamlining internal business processes in order to better serve California’s consumers.  With a focus on organizational improvement and change management, she believes in understanding the big picture.  Understanding the limitations of problems can facilitate realistic and beneficial decision-making.  She hopes to apply these same principles in an effort to benefit the South Natomas community.  Ms. Fazlic has lived in Natomas since 2015 and looks forward to making a difference in the community by replicating the mission, vision, and values that the South Natomas Improvement Association stands by.


Chris Bendorf

Founding Member

Mr. Bendorf has been in the finance industry for over 13 years. He began by specializing in business banking and eventually transitioned into management.  He has a passion for leading and for creating a culture of compassion by helping his team grow professionally, and by helping his community grow through financial education.  When not working Mr. Bendorf enjoys spending time with his wife, Patricia, and three children Angelo, Marcellus and Avery.