West Sacramento, CA
Christopher Cabaldon was first elected Mayor of West Sacramento in 1998, and is serving his eleventh term. He is the first mayor elected directly by the voters of the city, after serving four terms as Mayor on the city council. The Sacramento Bee says that “under his leadership, the city has become one of the municipal stars of the region.”
Cabaldon acts in a leadership role at the United States Conference of Mayors, where he is Chair of the Jobs, Education, and the Workforce Committee. He is also a member of Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board, has served on a variety of regional transportation and air quality agency boards, and is California’s commissioner on the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.
In 2019, Cabaldon was named the first Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at CSU Sacramento.
Mayor Cabaldon’s work on transportation, land use, water, air quality and climate change, housing, and economic development at the local, regional, and statewide scales has won numerous awards, and has become the model for effective regional collaborative action. Mr. Cabaldon earned his B.S. in environmental economics from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy & Administration degree from CSU Sacramento, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award.