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Mayor Daniela Fernández


(530) 265-2496


With 15 years of social service experience, Daniela Fernandez views herself as a community advocate, leveraging her voice to serve all Nevada City residents. A mental health counselor and educator, Fernandez earned her bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Rollins College. She also holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a specialty in drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

First elected: March 3, 2020

Day job: Community engagement specialist with Connecting Point in Grass Valley.

Notable quote: “I’m passionate about using anti-oppressive practices to pursue racial and social justice through collaborative innovation with diverse populations in Nevada County and beyond.” (Source: LinkedIn)

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