Heather Fargo is the former mayor of Sacramento CA (2000-2008) and served for 11 years as council member before that. After elected life, Heather became the first Executive Director of the CA Strategic Growth Council (2010-2012), where she pursued a more sustainable future for CA and the world.
In 2017, Heather returned to her roots of community activism as a Neighbor-woods Organizer for the Sacramento Tree Foundation, an organization she helped found in 1982. She is President of the Capital Women's Campaign, guiding Sacramento women to flex their political and financial power. In 2020, she chaired the Neighborhoods Against Strong Mayor campaign to defeat Measure A. Heather was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995. She serves on the Northern CA chapter of the NMSS, regular giving lectures to medical schools, and received the NMSS Volunteer of the Year in 2019 for her ongoing advocacy work.
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