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Scotts Valley starts and ends with Donna Lind’s leadership as she has been a part of the city for over 50 years. Starting off as a high school student working as secretary to becoming a Sergeant for the Scotts Valley Police Department, to city council member and numerous times the Mayor of our city. It is both incredible and impressive how much Donna does and how much she cares for the city and people in it. She attends every event, supports every business and our local schools. There is either 10 Donna Lind’s of Donna has mastered the art time management and could teach it to a Harvard classroom.

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Before coming to Scotts Valley, where did you live?

Born in Cambria, moved to Santa Cruz at age 15 when my parents divorced.

What brought you to Scotts Valley and how long have you lived here?

Interviewed and hired as City Hall Secretary as High School Senior

What do you love most about living here?

This community has been supportive of me throughout my career. As the first female Scotts Valley police officer/sergeant, I received strong support all though my career. When encouraged to run for City Council after retirement, I continued to receive strong support. Having spent 40 years with Scotts Valley PD, I have been proud of the support the Community has consistently provided our incredible Police Department.
Please describe what drives and motivates you to do more for others and for the people of Scotts Valley.

I’ve worked for the City of Scotts Valley for 55+ years. It has been my home all these years. I want to help keep the community values and family atmosphere that has made Scotts Valley so special and that have supported me and many I know. Even though Scotts Valley has grown through the years, the small-town feeling continues. It’s important to me to give back to the community that has given so much to me.