Council Member Carlos Rodriguez

City of YL Headshot - Rodriguez 2023

Carlos Rodriguez

Council Member

  • Mayor, 2022
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2021
  • City Council, 2018-Present

About Carlos Rodriguez

Council Member Carlos Rodriguez brings over two decades of public and private sector experience to the City Council with extensive knowledge of managing a balanced budget, supervising staff, and successfully leading organizations.


Carlos Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience from the public and private sectors to his service on the City Council. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Southern California Baldy View Chapter. His professional experience also includes years of collaborating with a variety of businesses and federal, state, and local government agencies while serving as a senior executive of a statewide public affairs firm. Council Member  Rodriguez also worked in Sacramento as a senior communications director in the California State Senate, where he advised legislators on media relations and helped craft public information materials. Additionally, he served as an adjunct faculty member and taught communication courses at California State University, Fullerton.


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


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

  • South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board
  • Southern California Association of Governments – Transportation Committee
  • Appointee to the Housing, Economic Development, Jobs and Opportunity Zone Ad Hoc Committee by California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • League of California Cities – Orange County Division
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Committee

Community Service

  • Parks and Recreation Commissioner, City of Yorba Linda
  • California Commission on Aging

Achievements & Awards

  • Awarded “Corporate Advocate of the Year” from the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2006).