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Councilmember Christie Cromeenes

District 5

A North Salinas community member for more than three decades years, Christie Cromeenes is a past president of the Golden State Builders Exchanges. A mother and grandmother, she volunteered at the Kiddie Kapers Parade and was active in youth sports, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. Her run for City Council in 2018 received support from the business community and city leadership, including former Police Chief Kelly McMillin, Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paul Farmer, and then-Councilmember Kimbley Craig.

First elected: 2018

Notable quote: “I’ve been fighting for women’s rights for a long time in a male-dominated industry, in construction. While my term is short, I’m proud to be able to make history in that way. It’s an important moment in Salinas,” Cromeenes said when serving as mayor pro tem after Joe Gunter’s death in 2020—the first time in Salinas that women filled the top three jobs of mayor, police chief and fire chief. (Source: Monterey County Weekly)

Board and committee assignments include
City of Salinas Design Review Board
TAMC’s Measure X Oversight Committee

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