Meet The Lindsay City Council

Pamela Kimball - Mayor

Can be reached at: 559-310-4109 or

Appointed to City Council 06/2001
Elected  to Council 11/2012

Mayor Pro Tempore 11/2002-11/2008

(Term expires 11/2020)

Pamela Kimball is a Lindsay native, with family roots in Lindsay going back to 1914. She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1972, and obtained a bachelors degree in humanities from Brigham Young University.


She and her husband Dan have five children and 10 grandchildren. Primarily a homemaker while raising her family, Pam’s work experience includes substitute teaching and working in her family’s nursery and floral shop. She has given extensive service to her church, and in community organizations including school parent groups and site councils, the Lindsay Community Theater, The Lindsay-Ono Sister City Organization, the Lindsay Strathmore Coordinating Council (an emergency aid organization), and the Lindsay Cultural Arts Council, where she is current president. She is an advocate for the Arts and for the preservation of Lindsay’s unique history.

Pam currently serves on the board of directors for Healthy Kids, Healthy Lindsay, and is the City Council’s representative to the Tulare County Association of Governments, or TCAG. TCAG is the Council of Governments, Regional Transportation Planning Organization, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Measure R (road tax) Authority for Tulare County-helping local governments receive state and federal funding and providing long range planning assistance.

Pam’s interests include regional cooperation and planning to solve today’s challenges with issues as air quality, water, and farmland preservation; preserving local culture and heritage, and planning for a prosperous future while respecting the environment.

“I see art and heritage activities as a great way to preserve the best of the past, authenticate the present, the project into a thoughtfully planned future. I have a genuine love for Lindsay and the entire San Joaquin Valley, and want this to be a place where my own children would like to live and raise their families. Keeping Lindsay a family friendly place, improving economic outlook, and inviting middle class and higher income residents back into town with some truly innovative projects are among my highest priorities.”


Committee Assignments

Tulare Co. Association of Governments (TCAG) - Measure R - Health Care/Advisory Hospital District - Chairperson- Healthy Kids/Healthy Lindsay


Danny Salinas - Mayor Pro-Tem

Can be reached at: 559-333-1020 or

Appointed to City Council 07/2001

Mayor Pro-Tempore 12/2012

Elected to City Council 11/2014

(Term expires 11/2018)

Danny Salinas is a native of Lindsay and graduated from Lindsay High School in 1983. He and his wife Lisa's family have lived in Lindsay for many years. He worked for ten years as a correctional officer at Wasco State Prison but a foot injury ended that career. He and his wife own the Uniform Connection and The Embroidery Connection in Porterville.

Danny feels he is open to anyone that has problems or concerns with the direction in which the City is headed. He wants anyone that wants to talk to get in touch with him. He feels one of his strengths is his ability to talk with people. His council goals include more activities and recreational facilities for kids. He feels he can help the City move forward with their plans for city improvements.

He serves as chairman of the Orange Blossom Festival Committee.

Committee Assignments

ALTERNATE * Tulare Co. Economic Development Corporation/BIZ - ALTERNATE * Valley-wide Special Selection on San Joaquin Valley Air Board


Brian Watson - Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-358-0233 or

Elected to City Council 11/2016

(Term expires 11/2020)

Bio will soon be added.

Committee Assignments

Valley-wide Special Selection on San Joaquin Valley Air Board - East Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency (EKGSA) - ALTERNATE * Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) - ALTERNATE * Measure "R"


Esteban Velasquez - Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-788-8545 or

Appointed to City Council on 11/8/2016

(Term Expires 11/2018)

Bio will soon be added.

Committee Assignments

Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) / BIZ


Laura Cortes - Councilmember

Can be reached at 559-361-7173 or

Appointed to City Council on 12/13/2016

(Term Expires 11/2020)

Laura Soria Cortes is the daughter of Jose and Maria Soria, both of Michoacán, Mexico.  Laura and her four siblings were all raised in Lindsay, CA. Laura and her family were no strangers to working in the fields harvesting whatever was in season.  Not an easy task, but their parents wanted them to realize that although field jobs were very decent jobs, they were not easy – their goal was to make their children realize that education was important.  Although Laura’s mother warned that the educational path was not easy, she always said it would pay off. 

After graduating from Lindsay High School Laura received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from California State University, Bakersfield and immediately proceeded to obtain a Master’s in Public Administration from the same institution.  Laura began her career in the Criminal Justice field in Bakersfield, CA.  She saw many things that concerned her, being a single parent she became concerned and decided to move back to her hometown.  Laura began to learn the educational system from a parent perspective and was eager to help.  This is how Laura landed her first job in the school district. 

Laura became very passionate about education and cared very much for the people and youth of her community.  Laura saw herself in each of the youth of her community. It was then that she decided to get a Masters in School Counseling from California State University, Bakersfield.  A husband and three more children later, Laura is now as a K8 School Counselor at Lincoln Elementary in her hometown. Laura is an advocate for all her learners, especially her own four children.   Laura recalls her mother’s dedication and passion to help others and Laura feels she and her siblings have definitely inherited those desires as well.  Laura’s family is her inspiration to get involved and make a difference.  Laura is involved in community projects, community organizations, and various school parent committees.  Laura wants to ensure that the community continues to grow and prosper and that resources are utilized to the maximum to benefit the community and more importantly to allow our children and youth to live in a town that is safe, prosperous and conscious of the needs. 

Committee Assignments

Health Care/Advisory Hospital District