A Message from the Mayor


Please help welcome our newest council member Kelly Smith, who will be a tremendous asset to our council and our community. Kelly has been very active in assisting youth sports such as soccer and Little League. He has lived in Chowchilla most of his life and is looking forward to giving back to the community. I want to say a special thank you to all the candidates that applied for the vacant opening. We are incredibly fortunate to have a community filled with people who want to be involved and serve. 

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available in Chowchilla. There have been many questions lately about how our residents can safely and efficiently access vaccination facilities; I have also asked the same questions. Blue Shield of CA, local pharmacies, and hospitals are now assisting the state and county with the vaccine rollout. We will send out more information as it becomes available. 

Testing is still done each Wednesday at 4th and Orange in Chowchilla, from 8 am to 12 pm, and the Rite Aid Pharmacy. Both testing sites require an appointment that can be made at https://www.projectbaseline.com/studies/covid-19/

 At Tuesday's council meeting, we discussed ways to help our city have structured and competitive growth. The City staff have also been actively pursuing grants and funding to support the Chowchilla small business community.   I am excited to continue promoting our city and encouraging business and development. 

 I would like to thank the Chowchilla Rotary Club for once again hosting a Food Drive, February 17th, from 10 am – 12 noon at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds. Also, thank you to our local churches, who continuously host food pantries for our community. 

 Don't forget Sunday is Valentine's Day; tell your family and friends just how much they mean to you. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -Charles M. Schultz


Diana Palmer

Mayor, City of Chowchilla