| Jill Galvez
Chula Vista Mayor and Council Office
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Councilmember Jill M. Galvez was elected to the City Council on November 6, 2018 to represent District 2, Northwest Chula Vista, in its first ever district-wide election.
A native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Galvez first came to Chula Vista in 1992 to visit her husband’s mother, and immediately fell in love with the city that she has called home for more than 26 years.
Prior to serving on the City Council, Galvez served on various boards and committees. She served on the board of the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, San Diego Junior Theater (Chula Vista), Crossroads II, The Chula Vista Downtown Business Association Design Review Board, and the Chula Vista Historic Home Society where she has helped lead every historic home tour in Northwest Chula Vista since the original tour in 2000.
Galvez remains active with the Quin Murphy Foundation’s Scholarship Fund and has volunteered in our local schools for decades, teaching 10,000 Years of Chula Vista History, coaching Science Olympiad, fundraising, and Junior Achievement. She is also a founding member of the Chula Vista Paradise Fire Relief board
As a passionate community activist, Galvez fought City Hall to preserve Cultural Arts, Economic Development and Code enforcement. She has advocated for transparency in local government, school districts and the responsible use of tax dollars. Galvez was instrumental in organizing a petition drive to prevent a cell tower being installed in a residential front yard on Hilltop Drive.
As a council member, Galvez vows to give northwest Chula Vista its fair share of resources, help in the completion of the Bayfront, underground power lines and fully staff the city’s police and fire departments. She’s also a champion for the senior community.
Galvez has had a successful career working in the high tech industry for companies like IBM, AT&T and FastBlueCommunications.
Galvez is married to her husband of almost 27 years, Victor Galvez, who moved from Mexico City to Chula Vista in the 1970s. The couple has two children Tatiana and Galileo Galvez, who are graduates of Hilltop High School.
Galvez holds an Engineering degree from Michigan State University.
It is her honor to serve on the Chula Vista City Council and advocate for Northwest Chula Vista.