Mayor Sally Zuniga Flowers, who was raised in the City of Artesia, has continued her family’s tradition of community involvement and leadership by serving as a member of the Artesia City Council.
Her mother’s family moved to the Artesia area in 1892 and helped to establish the City. Sally’s grandfather was the only Law Enforcement Constable in Artesia’s history, and was the City’s first Man of the Year. Her mother served for 16 years as a member of the Regional Library Council for the Artesia County Library and was the Artesia Volunteer for the Year recipient in 1986.
Sally has a broad array of business management experience. She was the owner/partner of a successful real estate company for five years and has spent over 14 years as an office manager to the controller of a corporation and its affiliated companies. Those businesses include four family entertainment centers, the largest theme park in Arizona, a lighting manufacturing company, and a computer software company which is currently developing software for Internet portals. A graduate of Cerritos College and Pepperdine University, Sally earned a degree in Business Management.
Sally is also known and respected for her service to the City of Artesia and its residents. She has held such positions as President of The Friends of Artesia Library, Ambassador for the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, Board member for the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, and served as a member of the Latino Caucus for the League of California Cities. She has also served as a director on the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the Los Angeles County Sanitation District and the Los Angeles County Library Commission representing Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. She has also been appointed by former Governor Gray Davis for the California Board of Accountancy, served on the executive board of the California Contract Cities Association, and was elected as a regional director for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
Sally was first elected to the Artesia City Council in March 1997, and served as Mayor in 2000-2001, 2004, 2008-2009, and 2013. She believes the City deserves a balanced and diverse City Council that will offer equal treatment to all residents and businesses. She has a proven record of community accomplishments and will continue to strive for community involvement by businesses, residents, commercial members and organizations all working in partnership for a better Artesia.
• Finance Committee
• Public Works Committee
• Fire Department/Civil Defense Committee
• Law Enforcement
• National League of Cities – Voting Delegate
• League of California Cities – Voting Delegate
• County Sanitation Districts – Director
• L.A. Vector Control Mosquito Abatement – Director
• Central Basin Water – Director
• L.A. County City Selection Committee – Voting Delegate
• Chamber of Commerce – Liaison
• Artesia Library – Liaison
• American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees – Liaison
• ABC Unified School District – Liaison