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Councilmember Cynthia Vasquez

Cynthia Vasquez, MBA was elected to the Mission Viejo City Council in November 2022 for a four-year term.  She is the first representative for District 3 in Mission Viejo's inaugural District Elections.  Cynthia's focus for Mission Viejo includes public safety, improving quality of life, fiscal responsibility, and economic development.

In her first year on the City Council, Cynthia demonstrated a strong commitment to public safety and traffic management in Mission Viejo.  Initiatives included the introduction of additional crossing guards, advocating for reduced speeds near schools, and facilitating the installation of marked crosswalks adjacent to several parks and schools.  

Cynthia also spearheaded efforts to reinstate the afterschool homework program at Carl Hankey Elementary and the installation of a protective fence around Napoli Park.  Her proactive communication with Mission Viejo school principals ensures ongoing collaboration.

Cynthia is dedicated to responsible financial stewardship, bringing a thoughtful perspective to her role in managing taxpayer dollars.  Cynthia's current appointments include the Standing CUSD Committee, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and Southern Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committee.

Cynthia's dedication to community service started in her early years as a Girl Scout.  She has passed on this commitment to her daughters involving them in Girl Scouts and serving as a Troop Leader and Troop Cookie Coordinator (Cookie Mom).  Cynthia also regularly volunteers in school and sports programs.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cynthia played a crucial role as the Mission Viejo distribution center for the Healthcare Mask Collaborative (HMC).  She not only sewed hundreds of cloth face masks but also efficiently managed the distribution point where volunteers dropped off finished masks and collected supplies.  Through HMC's efforts, over 65,000 masks were distributed to 150 organizations.

Cynthia holds an MBA from Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from George Washington University.  She is the founder of Propel Consulting and has over two decades of experience in legal technology.  Cynthia has actively contributed to industry organizations, serving as a mentor and participating on several chapter boards.  She is also a speaker at industry conferences, addressing topics such as women's empowerment and technology adoption.

Cynthia Vasquez is a Southern California native. She and her husband, Alan, have been married for almost two decades.  They moved to South Orange County in 2005 and Mission Viejo in 2011.  Both their daughters attend public schools in Mission Viejo, and Alan serves as a healthcare provider at the VA Long Beach (Veterans Affairs).

E-Mail: cvasquez@cityofmissionviejo.org