Meet The Lindsay City Council

 

Pamela Kimball – Mayor

Can be reached at: 559-310-4109 or pkimball@lindsay.ca.us.

Appointed to City Council 06/2001
Elected  to Council 11/2012

Mayor Pro Tempore 11/2002-11/2008

(Term expires 11/2020)

Pamela Kimball is a Lindsay native, with family roots in Lindsay going back to at least 1914.  She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1972 and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Brigham Young University.

She and her husband Dan have five children and fifteen grandchildren.  She brings to the council small business experience and extensive volunteer credentials from local organizations.  She has served as President for many years of the Lindsay Cultural Arts Council, a non-profit 501(c)3 that established the Lindsay Museum and Gallery in 2010, and supports and advocates for the Arts and cultural activities in Lindsay.

Pam currently is chairman of the board of directors for Healthy Kids Healthy Lindsay and is the City Council representative to the Tulare County Association of Governments, or TCAG, which is the regional planning organization, and the Tulare County Transportation Authority (TCTA) which oversees the Measure R road tax.

Pam’s interests include regional cooperation and planning to solve today’s challenges with issues such as air quality, water, transportation, and growth which promotes prosperity but also respects the environment and our agricultural heritage.

“I see art and heritage activities as a great way to preserve the best of the past, authenticate the present, and project into a thoughtfully planned future.  I have a genuine love for Lindsay and the entire San Joaquin Valley, and serve on the council out of my desire to continue to live in an attractive, safe, and inviting place. I believe that while Lindsay faces many challenges, we also have many assets.  My priorities include strengthening public safety, improving our economic outlook, and promoting health and wellness within a well cared for community.  I especially enjoy working with others to achieve worthwhile goals.”

Committee Assignments

Tulare Co. Association of Governments (TCAG) – Measure R – Health Care/Advisory Hospital District – Chairperson- Healthy Kids/Healthy Lindsay

Laura Cortes – Mayor Pro-Tem

Can be reached at 559-361-7173 or lcortes@lindsay.ca.us

Appointed to City Council on 12/13/2016

(Term Expires 11/2020)

Laura Soria Cortes is the daughter of Jose and Maria Soria, both of Michoacán, Mexico. Laura and her four siblings were all raised in Lindsay, CA. Laura and her family were no strangers to working in the fields harvesting whatever was in season. Not an easy task, but their parents wanted them to realize that although field jobs were very decent jobs, they were not easy – their goal was to make their children realize that education was important. Although Laura’s mother warned that the educational path was not easy, she always said it would pay off.

After graduating from Lindsay High School Laura received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from California State University, Bakersfield and immediately proceeded to obtain a Master’s in Public Administration from the same institution. Laura began her career in the Criminal Justice field in Bakersfield, CA. She saw many things that concerned her, being a single parent she became concerned and decided to move back to her hometown. Laura began to learn the educational system from a parent perspective and was eager to help. This is how Laura landed her first job in the school district.

Laura became very passionate about education and cared very much for the people and youth of her community. Laura saw herself in each of the youth of her community. It was then that she decided to get a Masters in School Counseling from California State University, Bakersfield. A husband and three more children later, Laura is now as a K8 School Counselor at Lincoln Elementary in her hometown. Laura is an advocate for all her learners, especially her own four children. Laura recalls her mother’s dedication and passion to help others and Laura feels she and her siblings have definitely inherited those desires as well. Laura’s family is her inspiration to get involved and make a difference. Laura is involved in community projects, community organizations, and various school parent committees. Laura wants to ensure that the community continues to grow and prosper and that resources are utilized to the maximum to benefit the community and more importantly to allow our children and youth to live in a town that is safe, prosperous and conscious of the needs.

Committee Assignments

Health Care/Advisory Hospital District

Brian Watson – Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-358-0233 or bwatson@lindsay.ca.us

Elected to City Council 11/2016

(Term expires 11/2020)

Bio will soon be added.

Committee Assignments

Valley-wide Special Selection on San Joaquin Valley Air Board – East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (EKGSA) – ALTERNATE * Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) – ALTERNATE * Measure “R”

Rosaena Sanchez – Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-756-4694 or rsanchez@lindsay.ca.us

Appointed to City Council on 12/11/2018

(Term Expires 11/2022)

Picture and Bio coming soon. 

Committee Assignments

Yolanda Flores – Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-679-7889 or yflores@lindsay.ca.us

Appointed to City Council on 12/11/2018

(Term Expires 11/2022)

Picture and Bio coming soon.

Committee Assignments