Sylvia Lemus

Sylvia Lemus
City of Cotati
City Council Member

Founding Board Member
Served: November 2015 – March 2024

Sylvia Lemus, a dedicated community leader and council member, brings over three decades of experience in local county government to her role. As a founding board member of Los Cien Sonoma County, Sylvia has been deeply committed to advocating for equitable opportunities and raising awareness about disparities in her lifelong home of Sonoma County. As the first Latina council member in Cotati’s history, her appointment in 2022 marked a historic milestone for the city.

With a background in human resources and communications, Sylvia has played a vital role in shaping policies around racial equity and community engagement. Her extensive involvement in various organizations, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Community and Law Enforcement Task Force, reflects her passion for fostering collaboration and dialogue among diverse stakeholders.

Beyond her public service, Sylvia is also embarking on a new venture in the wine business, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to economic empowerment. With a focus on anti-racist policies, climate issues, housing affordability, and small business support, Sylvia remains dedicated to ensuring Cotati remains a place where all residents can thrive.