Council Member Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell

Council Member

  • City Council, 2016-Present
  • Mayor, 2019
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2018

About Council Member Campbell

Council Member Tara Campbell has served on the Yorba Linda City Council since 2016.  

Career

Council Member Campbell currently works for the County of Orange as Chief of Staff for Supervisor Donald P. Wagner who represents the cities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Orange, Villa Park, Tustin and Irvine. She works on issues related to transportation, healthcare, infrastructure, and public safety. Previously, Council Member Campbell served as Communications Director for Supervisor Andrew Do. Prior to her work at the County of Orange, Council Member Campbell oversaw the cities of Yorba Linda, Placentia, Brea, and La Habra for State Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, coordinating special events for over 500,000 constituents including Child Safety Fairs, Small Business Boost Seminars, Senior Health Fairs, and more.

Previous Experience

Prior to serving on the City Council, Council Member Campbell was appointed unanimously to Yorba Linda’s Parks and Recreation Commission in 2015 and was immediately elected as Chair Pro Tem. She served as Chairwoman of the Commission where she prioritized revitalizing our parks and ensuring the safety of children in City parks. She also served on Yorba Linda’s Sports Advisory Committee and Yorba Linda Public Library’s One Book, One City Committee.

Education

Council Member Campbell received her Master of Public Administration, along with a Certificate of Public Policy from University of Southern California (USC). She also received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Broadcast and Digital Journalism from USC. She is proud to bring her education back to her hometown.

Personal

Council Member Campbell was born and raised in Yorba Linda. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Yorba Linda, before heading to Rosary Academy in Fullerton. Council Member Campbell’s family has lived in Yorba Linda for almost 30 years. She enjoys playing basketball in Yorba Linda’s Adult Women’s Basketball League and spending time with her family, especially her nieces, Emma and Parker.

Regional Government / Committee Involvement

  • Association of California Cities - Orange County
  • Community Advisory Board (CAB) - Bridges at Kraemer Place
  • Orange County City Selection Committee
  • Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce

Community Service

  • Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series, Board Member
  • Legislative Committee, California Women’s Leadership Association
  • Placentia Yorba Linda Meals on Wheels
  • Corazon Home Builds, Tecate, Mexico
  • Senior Lunch Program, Yorba Linda
  • Member, Parish Pastoral Council, St. Martin De Porres Yorba Linda
  • Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce
  • Yorba Linda Woman’s Club
  • Yorba Linda National Charity League
  • Yorba Linda Girl Scouts

Achievements & Awards

  • Marian Bergeson, Excellence in Public Service, Graduate (2014)
  • Orange County Superior Court Leadership Academy, Graduate