Councilmember Waseem Ahmed,
who previously served as Mayor, has devoted virtually his entire
career to public service. Before taking office in 2014, Mr.
Ahmed served as Chairman of the Chowchilla Planning Commission.
He was raised
and graduated from high school in Concord California. Mr. Ahmed believes that government was put into
place to serve all people, and was established to help them do
things for the collective group that everyone otherwise cannot
do for themselves. He knows that winning is not a one-person
effort, it's a TEAM effort. The value of the team is greater
than the sum of its individual parts.
is a current member of the Madera County
Transportation Commission (MCTC) where he previously served as
Chairman, San Joaquin Valley Air
Pollution Citizen Advisory Board (SJVUAPCD), board member of the
Chowchilla Industrial Development Corporation, two terms as
President of the Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce, member
of the Madera County Work Force Investment Board, a member of
the Chowchilla Parks and Recreation Commission, current Chairman of the Madera
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Executive Director
and Director of the Madera County Economic Development
Commission. Mr. Ahmed has an
established history of service to the community, an appreciation
of the plus 100-year heritage that lead to the Chowchilla of
today and a vision for its future.
Mr. Ahmed was elected to his first term with the Chowchilla
City Council in November 2014. He was selected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem
for 2015 and to serve as Mayor for 2016. His term expires in December 2018.