Jacqueline Elizalde is a working mother of five, wife, homeowner, and neighborhood leader in Pomona. Also known as Jacky, she has been volunteering since she was a teenager. Despite a full work schedule, she always found time to serve her community and stay active in the lives of her children. From PTA and school booster clubs, to city beautification projects, she has always sought to lead by example.
It’s this sense of purpose and desire to improve her city that drives her toward helping others and solving problems. In 2010, at the height of the Great Recession, when the city was reeling from budget cuts, Jacky worked to help save the Pomona Public Library from shutting its doors. As Chair for the Pomona Public Library Board of Trustees, she was instrumental in re-opening the library, saving jobs, and ensuring this historic building was and will continue to be a gathering place for youth and our community, and a center for learning and arts.
As an employee with the County of San Bernardino, Jacky worked with officials in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attacks, as Chair of the new Safety Committee, which re-established the County’s Emergency Action Plan. She organized staff and led the committee to implement new policies and ensure workers were safe and new security measures were enforced.
Jacky currently serves on various boards and organizations which increase community involvement and bring people together across Pomona. She is a longtime homeowner in district 2. Her children are attending college and have graduated from local Pomona schools.