Council Member Carlos Rodriguez

  • City Council, 2018-Present

About Council Member Rodriguez

Council Member Carlos Rodriguez is a ten-year resident of Yorba Linda who brings his extensive knowledge of balanced budgets, managing staff, and leading organizations to the City Council.  His conservative values guide his decisions.  

Career

Council Member Rodriguez serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter.  Previously, he worked as a senior executive at a statewide public relations firm.  He also worked in Sacramento as a communications consultant in the California State Senate, where he advised legislators on media relations and the development of collateral materials disseminated to educate constituents on public policy.  Additionally, he has served as a faculty advisor at California State University, Fullerton and Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, as well as a sports reporter at the Riverside Press Enterprise.

Previous Experience

Council Member Rodriguez has served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Yorba Linda, where he served as the Commission’s liaison to the Sports Advisory Committee.  While serving on the Commission, three new parks were opened and he advised the City Council on the ongoing capital improvement projects for parks in future years.  He has also served as a key advisor and consultant to political campaigns at the city, county, state, and federal levels.  In 2006, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Commission on Aging to help address housing, health care, and other elderly quality of life issues; he served through 2010.

Education

Council Member Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree at California State University, San Bernardino, and his Master of Arts Degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Personal

If you ask Council Member Rodriguez, he will tell you that “husband” and “father” are the two most important titles in his life.  Council Member Rodriguez and his wife, Rhonda, are the proud parents of two children, Ryan and Rebekah.

Regional Government & Committee Involvement

  • Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
  • Mayor’s Representative on the Water Task Force

Achievements & Awards

  • 2006 “Corporate Advocate of the Year” from California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce