Council Member Waseem Ahmed
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Term Ends: December 2018
About Council Member Waseem Ahmed
Council member Waseem Ahmed, who previously served as Mayor, has devoted virtually his entire career to public service. Before taking office in 2014, Mr. Ahmed served as Chairman of the Chowchilla Planning Commission.
He was raised and graduated from high school in Concord California. Mr. Ahmed believes that government was put into place to serve all people, and was established to help them do things for the collective group that everyone otherwise cannot do for themselves. He knows that winning is not a one-person effort, it's a team effort. The value of the team is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Chowchilla Government Involvement
Mr. Ahmed is a current member of the Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) where he previously served as Chairman, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Citizen Advisory Board (SJVUAPCD), board member of the Chowchilla Industrial Development Corporation, two terms as President of the Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce, member of the Madera County Work Force Investment Board, a member of the Chowchilla Parks and Recreation Commission, current Chairman of the Madera Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Executive Director and Director of the Madera County Economic Development Commission. Mr. Ahmed has an established history of service to the community, an appreciation of the plus 100-year heritage that lead to the Chowchilla of today and a vision for its future.
Mr. Ahmed was elected to his first term with the Chowchilla City Council in November 2014. He was selected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem for 2015 and to serve as Mayor for 2016. His term expires in December 2018.