Christina Palmer, a Solano County resident since 2003, has recently finished an eight-year term as a Commissioner for the Vacaville Community Services Commission, where she was appointed to serve on the Youth Sports Advisory Team and the City’s Parks Naming sub-committees. Christina has volunteered as a mentor for Solano County’s Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Virtual Enterprise Program and for Virtual Enterprise International’s Annual Bay Area Conference & Exhibition. Christina served on the 2015-2016 TUSD Comprehensive Safe School Plan as a committee member, where she sat on the advisory board for the Vanden High School Safety Plan.
Christina has sat on the SPAV (Solano Partnership Against Violence) Board on behalf of Supervisors Mike Reagan and then Skip Thomson. Christina is also a child sexual abuse prevention facilitator on a quest to bring child sexual abuse prevention training’s to our community. In addition, Christina works with local non-profits, youth sports leagues, organizations, religious affiliations, and legislation to deter child predators from harming today’s youth.
Christina was a 2016 Woman of the Year Award recipient through John Garamendi’s office, which honors outstanding women of the Third Congressional District. The recipients of this award improved the quality of life in our district for her efforts in her life work and volunteerism. Christina has authored two books: How Far Will I Run, A Memoir, which focuses on how she has made a conscious choice to be an asset to society despite her personal childhood traumas. The other is a collaboration with other life-empowering survivors who choose to break the cycle of childhood abuse and contributed to the book: Trigger Points: Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting.