Osvaldo Jimenez, Mayor

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Osvaldo Jimenez was appointed to Healdsburg City Council in 2020 and currently serves as the City’s Mayor in 2022. 
 
Ozzy has called Sonoma County home for the last 35 years. His family comes from a long line of agriculture workers, farmers, and ranchers from Jalisco Mexico. He is a graduate of Piner High School and is an alumni of Santa Rosa Junior College. Ozzy has deep roots in Sonoma County & Healdsburg. He is multi-lingual and has extensive lived in experience in different marginalized communities specifically as Latine, LGBTQIA+, and having lived as an undocumented person in his youth. 
 
In the middle of his college years, Ozzy had an opportunity to co-found his first business within the historic Healdsburg Plaza. Noble Folk Inc. has operated nearly a decade and has been honored as one of the Top LGBTQIA+ businesses in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. 
 
Over the years, Ozzy continued to break through barriers in entrepreneurship, nonprofit work and now civic engagement. He is an alumni of the Stanford Latinx Entrepreneurship Initiative and an alumni of the Next Gen Leaders Initiative at the Victory Institute in Washington DC. 
 
Ozzy has served since 2016 as a board member of Healdsburg Forever, a committee advised fund and an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. He has served his community continually through consulting work and hands on assistance to first responders along with community partners during the Tubbs, Kincaid, and Walbridge fires.
 
Raised in Santa Rosa, California, Ozzy has a firm understanding of the many challenges our community faces. He lives in Healdsburg with his partner of 13 years. 
 
In addition to his service as Mayor he serves as:
 
  • Boardmember of the Russian River Watershed Association.
  • Boardmember of the Health Action Council. 
  • Council Member Liaison to Senior Advisory Commission.
  • Alternate Liaison to Northern California Power Authority (NCPA)
  • Subcommittee representative to Healdsburg’s Equity Task Force 
  • Board Member at Healdsburg Forever, an Affiliate of Community Foundation Sonoma County 


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