our board of directors

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VALERIE WILLIAMS

President

District 5 - Joined Board in 2020

Valerie is a Solano County native and was raised on the family ranch in Vacaville.  For the past 25 years, she has been employed by the University of California in the division of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the Solano County 4-H Program Representative.  Her career and personal endeavors have given Valerie extensive experience in youth development, volunteer management and community outreach.  She is excited to further utilize these skills and strengths in her volunteer role with the SCFA Board. 

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MANUEL ANGEL

Treasurer

District 1 - Joined Board in 2018

Manuel was born and raised in Vallejo and currently works as the Digital Marketing Coordinator for Visit Vallejo, the city's destination marketing organization.  With years of mixed experience in advertising, marketing, IT and hospitality, coupled with an optimistic and youthful eye towards the future of Vallejo, Manuel hopes to use these talents to aid in the further development and success of the Solano County Fairgrounds.  He strives to bring the same passion that he brings to his community activities to his service on the SCFA Board.

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NORMA PLACIDO

Board Member

District 1 - Joined Board in 1997

Norma lives in Vallejo and is very active in the community.  She was recognized as "One of the Most Influential Women in the World" by the Filipina Women's Network, whose mission is to "position Filipina women as economic and social contributors to the global workplace."  Norma has distinguished herself as a leader of the Filipino Community of Solano County, having served several years as its President.  She has been involved in countless and diverse charitable, humanitarian and cultural projects which have enriched the community and the county.

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RHONDA ROCHON SMITH

Board Member

District 1 - Joined Board in 2021

Rhonda Rochon-Smith is a dynamic professional with 27 years of progressive management and advocacy expertise. Specializing in building strategic partnerships focused on leading change and building consensus. Rhonda has served as a member of staff and boards and has volunteered and advocated in a variety of nonprofit, government, and educational institutions.

A native San Franciscan, Rhonda holds multiple Master’s degrees in – Public Administration from Golden Gate University, Adult Education from University of Phoenix and Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco.
Rhonda has been a resident of Vallejo for 20 years and has worked in various positions throughout the County garnering significant connections with key influencers, political and government leaders, faith leaders, and community members. She wakes each morning remaining compassionate, courageous, and committed to making change in her community. She is currently involved with the following organizations:

• Vallejo Chief’s Advisory Board Member

• Member, Operation PEACE Community Task Force
• Alumnae Chapter Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Vallejo
• Vice-Chair, Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation
• Member, Vallejo Chapter, NAACP
• Executive Board Member, Community Democratic Club
• Member, Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)

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GEORGE KENNEDY

Vice President

District 2 - Joined Board in 2022

Bio & photo forthcoming...

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LEE WILLIAMS

Past President

District 5 - Joined Board in 2013

Lee was born and raised in Birds Landing near Rio Vista.  He has served over 40 years as a volunteer with the Montezuma Hills and Rio Vista Fire Departments and is currently a Captain for the Montezuma Hills Fire District.  Lee has been actively involved as a community volunteer with numerous organizations, including serving on the board of the River Delta Unified School District.  Lee and his wife opened Williams Mobile Service in 2001 and expanded their business in 2007 with the addition of Rio Vista Tire to further serve the needs of the community.

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JEFF MOORHEAD

Board Member

District 5 - Joined Board in 2021

Jeff Moorhead is a lifelong resident of Solano County. Jeff owns and operates an 80 acre Ranch in Vacaville. He owned and operated Moorhead Automotive Center in Fairfield for 23 years until it was sold in late 2021. Jeff has coached youth and High School Sports for over 18 years. Some of the sports include Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Baseball to name a few. Jeff believes in a philosophy of “Coaching with accountability” while simultaneously promoting “Americanism.” Jeff has served on multiple Boards including Vacaville Bobby Sox Softball, S.C. S.W.A.T and the North Texas Business Association. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys, Hunting, Fishing and riding Horses. He is a Pilot and enjoys flying when time allows.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Wednesday

December 07

6:00 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

Location: Teleconference via Zoom - Link TBD

Tuesday

January 17

9:30 a.m.

FINANCE MEETING

Location: Teleconference via Zoom - Link TBD

Wednesday

January 18

6:00 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

Location: Teleconference via Zoom - Link TBD

Tuesday

February 14

9:30 a.m.

FINANCE MEETING

Location: Teleconference via Zoom - Link TBD

Wednesday

February 15

6:00 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING

Location: Teleconference via Zoom - Link TBD

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