Linda Seifert is the newest member on the Solano County Board of Supervisors representing District 2. Her district includes Benicia, Cordelia, Green Valley and portions of Vallejo. Elected in June 2008, she began her term in January 2009 and will serve through 2012.
Seifert’s service to Green Valley and Solano County has earned her support from citizens and organizations that champion open and transparent government and value community participation in the civic process. She is an advocate for preserving the agricultural character and resources of the county and for improved recreational services through the implementation of a park district. She is committed to ensuring that health and social services are available to the very young and seniors in our community. Of equal importance to Seifert is improving the quality of education in our communities.
Her community service included terms as member and Vice President of the Solano County Library Foundation, member of the Child Haven Board of Directors, member and President of the Green Valley Landowners Association Board of Directors, and member of the Advocates for the Arts Board of Directors.
She was raised in a small farming community in Minnesota and moved to California with her family when she was a high school student. She graduated from California State University in Fullerton [English 1971] and the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law . She was a member of the Law Review, the Moot Court Competition team, and the Traynor Honor Society.
The first woman partner at the firm of McNamara Law Firm in Walnut Creek [1985-1997], Seifert predominately represented individuals, cities, school districts, non-profit agencies, businesses and homeowners associations during her career. She served as President of the Contra Costa County Women’s Bar Association and as a member of the board of directors of the Contra Costa Bar Association.
In 1997, she joined the staff of the California Dental Association, a large health care non-profit located in Sacramento, as General Counsel. She advised the board on legal issues and oversaw legal matters for the organization.
When she retired in 2003, she pursued her passion for community work. She is a compassionate public advocate who has spent the last five years after retiring from the practice of law working to improve the lives of Solano County residents.
She and her husband Roddy Feldman, a retired Fairfield dentist, live in Green Valley.
Seifert’s Board assignments to local boards, commissions and committees are as follows:
- City County Coordinating Council
- East Vallejo Fire Protection District
- In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority
- Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council
- Law and Justice Committee
- Law Library Commission
- Local Mental Health Advisory Board
- First 5 Solano Commission
- Northern California Counties Tribal Matters Consortium
- Partnership Healthplan of California
- Solano County Water Agency
- Solano Transportation Authority Regional Transportation Impact Fee (RTIF) Stakeholder’s Committee
- Solid Waste Independent Hearing Panel
- Tri-City and County Cooperative Planning Group
- Delta Protection Commission (Alternate)
- Legislative Committee (Alternate)
- Public Art Committee (Alternate)
- Solano Local Agency Formation Commission (Alternate)
- Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District (Alternate)
- Yolo-Solano Air Quality Board (Alternate)
In addition, Seifert is a member of the following:
- National Association of Counties (NACo)
- California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
- California Women Lead
- Benicia League of Women Voters
- Benicia Historical Society
- Vallejo Chamber of Commerce
- Sierra Club
Seifert and her staff, Catherine M. Ritch and Roger D. Straw, will be available Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM to hear constituent concerns and to meet as follows:
Benicia: 1st and 3rd Monday nights, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (except holidays)
Benicia City Hall, 250 E. L Street, Benicia,
Vallejo: Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon
401 Amador Street, Vallejo 553-5364
Board of Supervisors meetings are held on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. To review agendas, view streaming video of live Board meetings or videos of past Board meetings dating back to June 2005, go to www.solanocounty.com/agenda. Rebroadcasts of the Board meetings are local cable channels include Benicia Channel 27 on Fridays at 10 a.m., Fairfield Channel 26 at 10 a.m. on Fridays, and Vallejo Channel 3 on Fridays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.