Supervisor Eddie Valero, first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018, serves as Tulare County Supervisor representing District 4, which includes the unincorporated communities of Badger, Cutler-Orosi, Elderwood, Goshen, Ivanhoe, London, Monson-Sultana, Seville, Traver, and Yettem. The cities represented in District 4 include Dinuba, Woodlake, and a portion of Visalia.
A longtime resident of the Central Valley, Supervisor Valero left his hometown to obtain an Ivy League education and returned with the goal of prosperity for Tulare County residents. He has been working with the greater North County to positively impact at-risk youth, particularly fatherless young men, throughout the Central Valley. Supervisor Valero’s education in City and Regional Planning along with public service experiences over the years have prepared him to serve District 4. He is a servant leader who believes in community voice and collaboration while valuing ideas and interests.
Supervisor Valero was elected to the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District in 2012 and served as School Board President for three consecutive years, 2016–2018. He is a native of Cutler-Orosi, graduated from Orosi High School in 2000, and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. He also participated in the Woodrow Wilson Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University and obtained graduate training in conflict resolution studies at Georgetown University.
An academic at heart, Supervisor Valero taught Foundations of Education and Introduction to Teaching in the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. He has also taught Art of American Education at Fresno City College. He is a member of the Dinuba Chamber of Commerce and facilitates their Leadership Northern Tulare County and is a proud Woodlake Kiwanian.
Supervisor Valero represents the Board of Supervisors serving on the following committees: Art Selection Committee; Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency; Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging Governing Board; Lake Kaweah Enlargement Project; Law Library Board; North Tulare County Water Alliance; San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority – Alternate; San Joaquin Valley Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) Committee for Housing; Step Up Committee; Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG); Tulare County Audit Committee; Tulare County Regional Transit Agency; Tulare County Transportation Authority (Measure) R; Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council; and Upper Kings Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Authority.
Supervisor Valero resides in Orosi with his Bichoodle (dog), "Brooklyn".
Supervisor Valero's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: (559) 636-5000