Immediate Past President Cheryl Viegas Walker

Mayor, El Centro

Mayor Viegas Walker has served on the El Centro City Council since 1997 and this is her sixth time serving as Mayor of El Centro. She serves on the statewide League of California Cities Board of Directors and is a past President of the Cal Cities Women's Caucus. She represents El Centro on the Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC), Local Transportation Authority, and the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies. Mayor Viegas Walker is also the ICTC representative to the California Association of Councils of Governments, where she serves as President.
 
Mayor Viegas Walker is past president of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the largest metropolitan planning organization in the nation, and is currently a member of the SCAG Executive, Transportation, and Audit Committees, as well as the Imperial County representative on the SCAG Regional Council. Mayor Walker is a member of the El Centro Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, and serves on the Finance and Board Quality Committees at the Hospital.
 
Mayor Viegas Walker is a member of the Juvenile Justice Commission, a state mandated citizens' commission which operates under the auspices of the Imperial County Probation Department. She also serves on the San Diego State University (Imperial Valley Campus) Dean's Advisory Board and is active with the Imperial Valley Food Bank. She is a graduate of the University of Washington.