Olga Diaz is a life-long California resident. She was first elected to the Escondido City Council in 2008, re-elected in 2012. She is a homeowner, mother of four, wife of an Escondido police Lieutenant, and an active member of the Escondido community. Olga is the first Latina ever elected to the Escondido City Council. She currently serves as the Deputy Mayor of Escondido.
First in her family to attend college, Olga received a BSC in accounting from Santa Clara University. She has worked in the fields of public accounting, data analysis and research and owned a small business for ten years. She currently works at a non-profit social service agency as the Director of Employment Services.
Olga understands the needs of a diverse community. She champions environmental and social justice issues with an academic approach that impresses even those who disagree with her. She has been instrumental in building support for urban renewal projects such as the Escondido Creek Trail restoration. She embraces the City’s agricultural heritage and supports the reintroduction of vineyards to Escondido’s economy.
Olga is passionate about Escondido and dedicated to improving opportunities for local business and community groups. She is a founding member of the Route 78 Rotary Club, a past member of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club. She previously served on the CSU San Marcos President’s Advisory Committee. Olga recently joined the San Diego Union Tribune Latino Advisory Board and was selected by the UT for the Latino Champions Civic Leader Award.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Escondido Creek Watershed Alliance and is immediate past chair of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority.