Our Leadership

Who’s Steering the Ship

VCE is managed by a Board of Directors with designated representatives from each of the communities it serves: 2 each from the Woodland, Davis and Winters City Councils, and 2 from the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The Board meets monthly in open meetings, which the public is invited to attend. We want you to know what we’re planning, and we’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions. If you want to receive information about upcoming meetings and agendas, sign up to receive meeting notices and other important information. Click here for our meeting schedule.

Current Board Members include:

  • Angel Barajas, City of Woodland
  • Dan Carson, City of Davis, Vice Chair
  • Wade Cowan, City of Winters
  • Lucas Frerichs, City of Davis
  • Jesse Loren, City of Winters
  • Gary Sandy, Yolo County
  • Don Saylor, Yolo County, Chair
  • Tom Stallard, City of Woodland

Associate Members include:

  • Christopher Cabaldon, City of West Sacramento
  • Beverly Sandeen, City of West Sacramento


  • Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County
  • Chris Ledesma, City of West Sacramento
  • Gloria Partida, City of Davis
  • Xochitl Rodriguez, City of Woodland

Community Advisors

A 12-member Community Advisory Committee meets monthly, with the goal of providing thoughtful input to the Board and representing each of the member agencies and their various perspectives. Positions on this Advisory Board are voluntary. At this time we’re inviting applications from residents of unincorporated Yolo County. Click here if you’d like additional information or an application to join the Community Advisory Committee.

Current Advisory Committee members include:

  • Mark Aulman, City of Woodland
  • Marsha Baird, Yolo County, Vice Chair
  • Gerry Braun, City of Davis
  • Christine Casey, City of Woodland
  • Yvonne Hunter, City of Davis, Chair
  • Lorenzo Kristov, City of Davis
  • Peter Meyer, City of Winters (appointed 6/11/20)
  • Jennifer Rindahl, City of Winters (appointed 6/11/20)
  • Christine Shewmaker, City of Woodland
  • David Springer, City of Winters
  • Vacant, Yolo County
  • Vacant, Yolo County