Council Member Blanca Gomez and her children are longtime residents of the High Desert. Blanca has three children ages, 22, 19 and her youngest is 8 years old. Blanca was raised in the foster care system for a majority of her life. She understands the every day struggle of working and parenting.
As a young child, Blanca was inspired by her experiences to seek higher education opportunities. She became an avid learner and continues her educational goals because she realizes that learning is a life-long endeavor. She attained her Associates Degree from Victor Valley Community College early on. Blanca also attained a Bachelors Degree in English Composition/Applied Linguistics and is currently working on a Masters Degree as well.
Blanca is employed as an American Sign Language interpreter for the deaf as an interpreter and also employed at Victor Valley College. She is a teaching associate at California State University San Bernardino as well. She is very active in the community and is a strong advocate for marginalized communities.
Blanca is dedicated to finding solutions in a collaborative manner and seeks to find others who share similar passions. Her time is spent volunteering in different organizations. Blanca has volunteered periodically in senior venues, for non-profit organizations, local food banks, local charity groups, St. Mary's Hospital, legal aid services, grade panel committees, Today's Woman Foundation, the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels.
Blanca holds several merit/accomplishment awards from servicing distinct organizations/schools. Her historical involvement holds true even today. She is a member of various organizations such as the League of Women Voters and has served as a member of Toastmasters, Who's Who, Relay for Life and CSEA.