Grace Espindola
Grace Espindola

Grace Espindola
Term Expires: November 2022
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Councilmember Grace Espindola is the first Mexican-American immigrant to be elected to the Yuba City, City Council, she took the oath of office in December 2018.  She has 35 years of service in public education and government systems, and 10 years experience in private industry.  She is the CEO/Principle Owner of Espindola Management Group (EMG).

Born deep in the jungle mountains of Michoacán, Mexico, Espindola legally immigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of two.  At the age of twelve she began working in the orchards of Sutter County and her work has evolved in a variety of jobs including work as a fast food worker, waitress, dishwasher, housekeeper, in retail, insurance, home health, as a clerk, secretary, counselor and many others.  She attributes her achievements to her parents, who set her on a path for a successful career with education being a priority. 

Yuba City voters elected Espindola on her platform of “We Serve Together,” which encompasses public safety, paying down unfunded liability, quality of life improvements and developing viable solutions to the City’s growing homeless problem. 

Espindola is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and holds her Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Science in Business Administration and Management.  Espindola was named Congressman Garamendi’s District 3 Woman of the Year in 2015, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013-14 and in 2013 was the first Latina elected to State President of the California Association of Supervisors Child Welfare & Attendance.  She was also recognized by the City of Yuba City in 2015 with the Exemplary Community Service Award.  She has also been active in community involvement, outreach and professional affiliations in Sutter County, regional, national, and international either as a volunteer, member, board member or chair of 26 different organizations since 1994.   Grace is a board member for the California Department of Education’s School Attendance Review Board and Homeless Matters Committee.  Locally, Espindola is a founding member of the Sutter-Yuba Homeless Consortium and serves as a board member of the Yuba-Sutter Healthcare Council.

Council Member Espindola serves on the following Boards and Commissions:

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