Katie Valenzuela was elected in March 2020 to serve on the Sacramento City Council for District 4. Katie is an advocate for environmental justice, working to elevate the voices of frontline community members at the State Capitol and with the Newsom Administration. Katie has over 10 years of policy and community organizing experience. Katie was a founding member of the Sacramento Community Land Trust and the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition, and served as co-chair of the state's Environmental Justice Advisory Committee before serving as the first consultant for the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies at the California Legislature. Katie was born and raised in Oildale, California, and holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in community development from U.C. Davis.