As Councilmember of Northwest Chula Vista and previous Deputy Mayor (2020), Jill has served you with integrity and devotion to represent all of the residents – current and future – of Chula Vista.
Jill Galvez was elected to represent Northwest Chula Vista in December of 2018.
Since being sworn in to serve, Jill has fulfilled her duties to you and our city with integrity, competence, empathy, and focus. Jill has never missed a council meeting. She has personally returned every single phone call and email because she respects and appreciates anyone who takes the time to share their thoughts and concerns with their elected representative. Jill advocates every week in her meetings with our City Manager for policies, projects, and issues that are important to Chula Vistans today and in the future. And her positive, honest, and well-intentioned efforts have made a difference in the lives of many Chula Vista residents and businesses.
Thousands of interested community members count on Jill to inform them each month on important actions and votes the council has taken, events and activities taking place in our city, resources to help residents and businesses, job opportunities, and items of particular importance such as police officer staffing.
As part of her council appointments, Jill serves on the Board of Directors for MTS and as a member of the MTS Security Committee. As the MTS advisory committee representative for SANDAG Regional Planning, Jill advocates for issues important to Chula Vista such as grade separation of the trolley so that traffic does not back up on our city streets, and the Purple Line trolley that will connect Chula Vista to job centers in Kearney Mesa. As a member of the Security Committee, she has advocated for CVPD access to MTS cameras to help fight crimes in progress, better pay for Public Security Officers, and lighting and restrooms near public transportation.
Jill also serves as a commissioner on the Metropolitan Wastewater Joint Powers Authority (JPA), where she utilizes her educational background in engineering and her passion for the environment to ensure that wastewater systems designed today will serve our rate-paying public as well as leave our planet in better condition tomorrow.
As the co-chair of the US International Boundary and Water Commission’s Citizen Forum, Jill has led public meetings to discuss the USMCA and EPA alternatives being considered to resolve the border sewage crisis. Jill has personally toured treatment facilities on both sides of the border and is involved in bi-national diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.
On a personal note, Jill and her husband, Victor Galvez, have lived in Northwest Chula Vista for more than 29 years.
Jill met Victor while working as an IBM Marketing Representative in Michigan. Jill’s other corporate/business roles include: AT&T Western Region Manager Alternate Channel Sales, AT&T Southern California Branch Operations Manager and Human Assets Manager – Major Accounts Division, FastBlue Communications Vice President, InterVU Vice President, and while in college getting her Engineering Degree from Michigan State University, Local Government Reporter and Producer.
Victor graduated from Hilltop High in 1980, attended Southwestern College and USD, and is a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch. He is a Financial Advisor. Their children, Tatiana and Galileo graduated from Hilltop High in 2013 and 2015. Tatiana recently completed her Masters degree from UCSD and works at Bristol Myers Squibb. She proudly lives in Chula Vista. Galileo graduated from SFSU with a degree in Broadcast Electronic Communications Arts and is a musician, composer and producer, and also lives in Chula Vista.
Like many multi-generational families in Chula Vista, the Galvez’s made a commitment to honor our neighborhoods while contributing to their improvement. They have worked alongside many of you, volunteering in our schools and throughout the community.
Jill has served on the board of the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, San Diego Junior Theater (Chula Vista), Crossroads II, the Chula Vista Downtown Business Association Board, and the Chula Vista Historic Home Society, where she helped lead every Chula Vista Historic Home Tour. She also volunteers with Junior Achievement. And she proudly joins the amazing Murphy family every year as they raise money to support scholarships for our local students with the Quin Murphy Scholarship fund. Victor served on the board of the Old Globe for more than a decade, and served as an advisory board member to Classical Music Station XLNC1.
All of these experiences and the wonderful people Jill has met in her life’s journey motivate her each and every day to make a difference for Chula Vista and our Region.
Please consider supporting Jill Galvez for Mayor of Chula Vista in 2022.
Jill will be honored to earn your support and will not let you down.