Lisa Swarthout was elected to her first term on the Grass Valley
City Council in November of 2004. She was appointed to Council on
August 23, 2016 and appointed Vice Mayor on December 13,
2016. Previous to her elected position she spent nine years on
the Grass Valley Planning Commission.
Benjamin Aguilar was appointed to the City Council March
10th 2015. His current city appointments are the Solid
and Hazardous Waste Commission and the Parks and Recreation
Ben, was born and raised in Grass Valley, has served 4 years on
the Grass Valley Planning Commission, serving as the Chair in
2013. Ben is currently enrolled in the Nevada County
Community Leadership Institute.
I was born and raised in Southern California, relocated to
Sacramento in 1975.
I retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department after
18 years, where I served the community as a Deputy Sheriff and
still function as a Reserve Deputy coordinating their PEER
Howard Levine was elected to City Council in 2012 and appointed
to office on August 23, 2016 and appointed Mayor on December 13,
2016. His additional current City Appointments are to LAFCO,
SEDCorp, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Solid
and Hazardous Waste Committee.
Howard has served on the Grass Valley Planning Commission for 10
years and was the Executive Director of the Grass Valley Downtown
Association for 13 years, bringing economic improvement to the
Hilary Hodge is a sixth-generation Northern Californian.
Her rural roots go back to the 1850s, when her family moved out
west to begin homesteading in the newly established Golden
State. Hilary graduated from University of California at
Davis with a degree in English Literature and a minor focusing on
Colonial American History. Hilary spent ten years in
California’s State Capital before moving to Nevada County.