Episode 11 | Online with Richard Sandoval featuring Victoria Baca
In this edition of Online with Richard Sandoval we get a community update with the Mayor ProTem of the City of Moreno Valley Victoria Baca. Our topics include COVID-19, Small Business Assistance, and the future of the city.
Online with Richard Sandoval exclusive video interview with Victoria Baca.
First Latina elected to the Moreno Valley School Board and City Council.
In 2012, Victoria Baca made history when she became the first Latina elected to the Moreno Valley City Council. In 2013, in another first, she was chosen by her fellow Councilmembers to serve as the City’s Mayor Pro Tem. Now serving her second Council term, Mayor Pro Tem Baca was elected in 2016 to represent the newly created Council District 1.
Her policy priorities include stimulating local economic activity and supporting new business, creating well-paying local jobs for Moreno Valley residents, advocating for safer neighborhoods and supporting excellence in education for the City’s youth.
Mayor Pro Tem Baca demonstrated her commitment to education when in 2006 she became the first Latina elected to serve as a member of the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees. She continues her education advocacy as the owner and operator of an education consulting firm.
As a Councilmember, she is currently appointed to the Library Commission, Senior Citizens Board, Parks & Community Services Council Committee and the Public Safety Subcommittee. Her current inter-agency appointments include service as the first Latina Chair of the March Joint Powers Commission (JPC); member of the School Districts/City Joint Task Force; and member of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG).
Mayor Pro Tem Baca’s extensive community involvement includes service as a founding member of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Inland Empire American GI Forum; former director of the Inland Empire Regional Mexican American Political Association; and lead judge from 2014-2016 for the Friends of Riverside Community College District Forensics Middle School Speech Meet.
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