Grace Espindola
Grace Espindola

Council Member
Term Expires: November 2022
Phone: (530) 656-8595
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Biography

Councilmember Grace Espindola is the first Mexican-American immigrant to be elected to the Yuba City City Council.  An education professional who has spent her 34-year career in the public education system and most recently with Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office, Espindola took the oath of office in December 2018. 

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:


City Seal   City Council Boards and Commission Assignments 2018

Commission                                                                Date/Time/Location                                            Stipend

Bi-County Homeless JPA (Alt)                                New Committee /TBD                                             None
                                                                                             5730 Packard Ave. Marysville, CA
                              
Gilsizer Drainage District                                          4:00pm Monthly, Every 2nd Wednesday         None
                                                                                            1201 Civic Center Blvd. Yuba City, CA

School District Liaison                                               2:00pm Quarterly, First Thursday                      None
                                                                                             750 Palora Ave. Yuba City, CA

Local Agency Formation Commission                 3:00pm 2nd Thursdays in                                     None
(LAFCO) (Alt)                                                                   Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep & Nov
                                                                                              1201 Civic Center Blvd. Yuba City, CA                                       

North Sacramento Valley                                          9:00 a.m. Mondays / TBD                                       None
Integrated Regional Water                                        210 N. Lassen St. City Hall Willows, CA
Management Group

Yuba Sutter Transit Authority                                  4:00 p.m. Monthly Every Third Thursday     $50/meeting
(YSTA)(Alt)                                                                        915 8th St. Marysville

Sutter Animal Services (SASA)                                1:00 p.m. First Monday                                           None
                                                                                              Jan, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov.
                                                                                             1201 Civic Center Blvd. Yuba City, CA

Sutter Buttes Flood Control                                     1:30 p.m. Monthly, Every 2nd Wednesday     None
(SBFCA) (Alt)                                                                    1201 Civic Center Blvd. Yuba City, CA