Quirina Orozco was elected to the West Sacramento City Council on November 8, 2016. Prior to her election, she served on the City of West Sacramento’s Parks and Community Services Commission and Board of Appeals. She is currently the Chair of the Executive Board of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) and is the founder of West Sac Kids Give Back, an organization aimed at providing children with opportunities to engage in public service activities.
Councilmember Orozco has served as Deputy District Attorney with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office since 2005 where she handles cases ranging from sexual assault and child abuse to human trafficking and state prison crimes. An advocate for fitness and recreation programs, Orozco has served as a kickboxing, strength training and cycling instructor for nearly two decades. Her commitment to children’s outdoor recreation served as the driving force in the development of the City’s Disney KaBOOM Park in West Sacramento’s Bryte and Broderick neighborhood.
Orozco earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard University and her Juris doctorate at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where she was the lead budget examiner for President Clinton’s Hispanic Education Action Plan and other programs aimed at improving the educational outcomes for underserved children. She later returned to California, where she served as an advisor to Lieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante and the Executive Director of the Commission for One California.
Orozco regularly devotes herself to her husband and four children and considers herself a proud West Sacramento Little League and soccer parent. She is an active member of the Mighty West Sacramento Rotary Club, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), and the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association (CRBA). In 2016 she was awarded the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Latina Estrella Champion Award for her leadership and commitment to fighting for victims’ rights. In May of 2017, she was recognized by Comstocks Magazine’s feature article, “She Who Leads: Annual Salute to Women in Leadership,” which recognized six women of influence in the Capital Regional for redefining leadership on their own terms.
Councilmember Orozco currently represents the City of West Sacramento on the City/County 2x2, City/School 2x2, Executive Commission for the Homeless 10-Year Plan, and Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District. She also serves as an alternate member on the Port District Commission.