Founders

Everardo (Ever) Rodriguez, President Ever has been a resident of North Fair Oaks (NFO) for over 25 years, and has been doing community work for over 20 years with various Bay Area non-profit organizations, including the Green Branch Library (which provided social justice library materials for children), El Tecolote (San Francisco’s oldest bilingual newspaper), the Stanford-Puente-Pescadero project (a Stanford School of Education interpretation program for immigrants in Pescadero, CA), and the Climate Ready North Fair Oaks collaborative effort to advance equity and environmental justice.

Ever has served the North Fair Oaks Council since 2015 and has been the Chairman for four years. His education includes an MA in Library & Information Science from San Jose State University, and he works for the Stanford University Libraries. He is part of the Bay Area’s letterpress printing community, and part of a traditional Mexican music coalition with members from all over the Bay Area who support cultural events and activism. Through his community activism, Ever is working to improve marginalized communities’ quality of life and enhancing opportunities for advancement in education, health, labor, housing, emergency preparedness, the environment, and other essential human needs.

Linda Lopez, Vice President Linda has been a resident of North Fair Oaks for 62 years. She is a long-time community activist in the North Fair Oaks community and advocate for communities of color throughout the nine Bay Area region. With 50 years of employment and volunteerism, Linda has worked with community-based organizations, San Mateo County Superior Court Juvenile and Family Court Divisions, Mental Health Administration, Public Health and Service Employees International Union. Recently retired, Linda continues to question the status quo and is committed to helping create community change in withstanding the effects of institutional racism, marginalization, social injustice, discrimination, and the negative impact of globalization. Linda believes in the power of coalition building and the importance in creating new systems that increase community capacity giving voice to their needs and making decisions that impact their neighborhoods directly. Accomplishments include:

Honored in 99th “Congressional Record”
San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame
Latinas in County Government
El Concilio of San Mateo County
La Raza Centro Legal San Mateo County Project
North Fair Oaks Community Council
Climate Ready North Fair Oaks
Cultural Collective North Fair Oaks
San Mateo County Housing and Community Development Committee
North Fair Oaks Community Alliance

Graciela Eulate, Secretary Graciela has been a North Fair Oaks resident since 1997. She is currently an art educator in San Mateo County.  Her interest in local issues started after traveling to Latin America where she saw citizens come together to make positive changes in their communities.  She attends the North Fair Oaks Community Council meetings and speaks out about issues that concern the quality of life in her neighborhood. She has been active in various NFO study groups and committees and is involved with the County’s Office of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts Strategic Planning Committee.  She volunteers her time to work with the Culture Collective of North Fair Oaks (CCNFO) and the North Fair Oaks Community Alliance (NFOCA).  She is a firm believer that the arts have a significant and transformative impact on the individual as well as the communities in which they live. She is motivated to help NFO residents stay informed and have a voice on issues that impact the quality of life. 

Dale Miller, Technology Officer Dale moved to the “Avenues” in 1990, was appointed to the North Fair Oaks Council in December 1996, served consecutive terms until 2017, and created the first Council website. He was the Council’s liaison to the Dumbarton spur and High-Speed Rail projects. He has participated in the North Fair Oaks Cultural Festival, community clean-ups, and the Fair Oaks Beautification Association’s tree plantings. Dale has been a North Fair Oaks resident member of the Bay Side Design Review Committee since 1995. Dale was a Member of the North Fair Oaks 2011 Community Plan Steering Committee. Dale has worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator as a Science & Engineering Technician since 1992. He has represented SLAC’s Bargaining Unit members on the SEIU Local 2007 Union’s executive board for over 5 years.

Gabriela Valencia, Treasurer Gabriela has lived in North Fair Oaks for more than 20 years.  She works as a Nurse Practitioner at the Fair Oaks Health Center– a San Mateo County clinic in North Fair Oaks. In the past, Gabriela has volunteered at the Samaritan House Free Clinic, a free clinic located in the heart of North Fair Oaks. She also volunteered as part of the Middlefield Road Re-design Steering Committee, an effort that involved nearly two years working with other community members, project developers and county personnel to design a new Middlefield Road– a project which is now scheduled to begin in 2021. Gabriela also served as councilwoman of the North Fair Oaks Community Council in 2002. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Gabriela worked in Research Administration at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Gabriela is committed to promoting health improvement and disease prevention, advocating for social justice and community representation, building a sense of community, and instilling community pride in North Fair Oaks.

Text divider