City of San Fernando
Mayor Sylvia Ballin is serving her third term on the San Fernando City Council (November 2018 – November 2022), first elected in 2011, again in 2015, and most recently in 2018. Councilmember Ballin previously served as Mayor from March 2014 to March 2015 and March 2017 to December 2018, Vice-Mayor from March 2015 to March 2016 and December 2018 to December 2019, and as a member of the City’s Transportation and Safety Commission from 2009-2011.
Sylvia has a long history of service in the San Fernando community. Prior to being elected to the City Council, she was appointed by the Mayor in 2007 as the City’s representative to the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Board of Directors. Interestingly, before becoming a MWD board member, she was an employee. She retired in 2007 from her position as a principal administrative analyst, in the Facilities Management section, after 21 years of service.
Sylvia also served as past president of several Metropolitan employee organizations, including The Woman’s Association for Equal Opportunity and the Hispanic Association, past vice president of the Native American Alaska Native Employees Association, and past vice president of AFSCME Local 1902, Group 12. She is a board member for the California Latino Water Coalition and is Chair of the California Latino Water Coalition Foundation.
Sylvia graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.