In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to introduce San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, and community advocate/activist, Linda Lopez.
A native San Mateo County resident, mother and public servant, there is no denying that Linda is as strong as they come. Her passion, commitment and determination to improve her community knows no limits. Linda Lopez currently serves on the North Fair Oaks Community Council, and has been actively involved with community affairs since the 1970s. The Council is an appointed body charged with making recommendations to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on community matters including the Middlefield Road Improvement Project and it is the primary forum for the community.
She also serves on the San Mateo County Housing and Community Development Committee and the Executive Board of El Concilio of San Mateo County.
Linda has always had a strong passion for advocacy. It began when she was a student at Sequoia High School and helped campaign against racism and fought to close down a napalm factory that had been operating at the Redwood City port. She is never afraid to speak out on any issue or concern and she does so thoughtfully. She always ask the questions that need to be asked and continues to question people until all the facts (or at least most of them) are known. Linda's led a life of public service and has always stood against injustice and stood up for the rights of her communit(ies). She is an effective advocate. In her professional life, Linda worked worked for the Superior Court of San Mateo County and later for the Service Employees International Union #512. She retired just last year.
Linda was inducted into the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame in 1998; she continues her advocacy today.