COUNCILMEMBER Lesa Sobek
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- Personal Background: Councilmember Lesa Sobek and her husband Jim have lived in Menifee since 1989. Since moving to Menifee and raising her three children here, Lesa has been a dedicated volunteer for dozens of organizations in Menifee. She worked in many capacities for Menifee Union School District and was eventually hired by MUSD to conduct research for a literacy program that she later implemented at Chester W. Morrison Elementary School. As a result of her hard work and volunteer efforts, Lesa was appointed to the mayor to the City of Menifee Planning Commission before being elected to City Council in 2015. She was instrumental in forming the City's first Homeless Task Force, Park Ranger program, and is dedicated to creating a community culture that promotes safety for families and helps businesses thrive. Over her years of service she has been a champion for road repairs and infrastructure improvements, including the street light retrofitting program; responsible for new, quality parks; and has worked to enhance community programming for youth, seniors, and families. Lesa was a strong advocate for the creation of Menifee's first Police Department.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three grown children, their spouses, and twelve grandchildren.
- Community Involvement: After moving to Menifee with her young children, Lesa became a dedicated volunteer in various PTAs, school programs, churches, and booster clubs. In 2012, she was instrumental in working with City officials and the City Veterans Committee to create the City of Menifee Military Banner Program to honor the dedicated men and women who have served our country. Lesa also founded the Menifee Better Together Program and the Menifee Interfaith and Community Service Council. She was selected to represent Western Riverside Regional Conservation Authority in Washington, D.C. to advocate for conservation needs in the region. She is dedicated to increasing awareness of domestic violence and supporting regional nonprofits who serve domestic violence victims. Lesa is passionate about connecting with and serving others.