Councilmember Olga Diaz

City of Escondido

Olga Diaz is a life-long California resident. She has served on the Escondido City Council since 2008. She is a homeowner, mother of four, wife of a retired Escondido police Lieutenant and best-selling crime fiction author, and an active member of the Escondido community. Olga is the first Latina ever elected to the Escondido City Council. Olga holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and Master’s of Public Administration from San Diego State University. She has worked in the fields of public accounting, data analysis and research and owned a small business for ten years. She currently works at Palomar Community College as the Interim Dean of Counseling. Olga understands the needs of a diverse community. She champions environmental and social justice issues with an academic approach. She has been instrumental in building support for urban renewal projects such as the Escondido Creek Trail restoration. She embraces the City’s agricultural heritage and supports the reintroduction of vineyards to Escondido’s economy. In her role as a City Councilwoman, she serves on the Escondido Creek Watershed Alliance, the San Dieguito River Park JPA and as representative for the City of Escondido at the League of California Cities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Voice of San Diego, a non-profit investigative journalism outlet as well as the Community Advisory Council for San Diego Gas & Electric. Olga previously served as an alternate to San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox on the California Coastal Commission.