Linda Parks has been Chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors three times in her ten years on the Board. She previously served as a Planning Commissioner, City Council member, and Mayor for the City of Thousand Oaks, California. Some of her accomplishments include founding the Ventura County Discovery Center, creating laws protecting parks and farmland, and writing the City of Thousand Oaks' first campaign reform law. As an open space advocate, Linda's sixteen-year grassroots effort to preserve Ahmanson Ranch culminated in the Ranch’s purchase as a State Park.
As a Ventura County Supervisor Linda has reduced taxpayer funding of county employee pensions, supported the funding of programs to fight gangs, organized a series of Senior Summits to find ways to better assist senior citizens, established testing requirements for toxic pollution, developed the Santa Rosa Valley Park, the Carlisle Trail, and obtained public funding for pedestrian improvements, job training programs, and a free Kanan Shuttle bus in Oak Park.
She currently serves on the following Boards and Commissions:
- Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
- Local Agency Formation Commission
- Air Pollution Control District
- Ventura Council of Governments
- Southern California Association of Governments
- California State University at Channel Islands Site Authority
- Ventura County Transportation Commission
Linda has a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She has been honored with the "Paul Harris Fellowship Award" by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Sunrise, the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation "2012 Citizen of the Year Award," the Carla Bard “Environmental Integrity in Public Service Award” from the Environmental Defense Center, the “Walk the Talk Award” from Heal the Bay, and the “Edward L. Masry Integrity in Community Service Award.” She has been married 32 years and has four children.