LINDA LOPEZ had three important role models from which she learned volunteer service to her community: her mother, Rose Lopez, who was involved with St. Anthony’s Church and Garfield School, and her sisters, Rebecca and Rosemary, who were involved with the schools and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Linda’s desire to help others is evidenced by her years of employment in a variety of community organizations and her extensive list of volunteer activities. As current president of the Board of La Raza Centro Legal she continues to lead the first year contract negotiations to successfully unionize employees with Service Employees International Union. She was a Founding Member of the North Fair Oaks Economic Development Organization, which evolved into the current Community Council. The Council, now 11 years old, assists the residents of North Fair Oaks in having a voice before the County Board of Supervisors on their special needs and issues. Linda was also instrumental in establishing the Fair Oaks Clinic over 24 years ago which is still in operation today. Using her bilingual and community outreach skills, she is able to bridge the gap and work in many different arenas with professionals, elected officials and a variety of members of the community. She performs all of these activities as a single mom raising three sons.