Annalisa is the President of the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees, an office she was elected to in 2018. She represents the Tower District, Downtown Fresno, Southeast Fresno, and West of HWY 99. As a Trustee, Annalisa has worked tirelessly to make community college more affordable, expand critical professional workforce programs to give our residents the skills they need to get good-paying jobs, and has ensured fiscally-responsible oversight so that our tax dollars are being responsibly spent. Annalisa and her colleagues approved the funds to construct a new $80 million community college campus in West Fresno and a new First Responders Campus in Southeast Fresno, thereby expanding access to higher education to underserved parts of Fresno.
Annalisa is also a business owner and an Urban Planner in the private sector, where she works extensively on local environmental, economic, and community development issues for cities throughout California. Her primary focus has been to expand park space for neighborhoods, design roadway improvement projects to improve circulation flow, and build communities in a way that decreases crime and improves pedestrian walkability. She has also been a champion for increasing affordable housing options here in the Central Valley.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Annalisa went to work to serve her community to ensure community members and businesses had the resources they needed. She gave out free face masks, held no-cost COVID-19 testing events, gave out free food, and held a blood drive to secure highly-needed resources for our community health centers. She also worked with small businesses to guide them through grant applications and helped restaurants expand their outdoor dining options by creating Parklets.
Throughout her career, Annalisa has been a champion for the small business community, for increasing government transparency, and for standing up for our working class families to ensure fair and equitable treatment.
Annalisa was born and raised in Fresno and attended Fresno City College. She graduated with a B.S. in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She is an Accredited City Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Community College Trustee President
Community Service/Leadership Positions
- 40 under 40 awardee (2021)
- CA State Senate Woman of the Year (2020)
- Tower District Design Review Committee
- Big Fresno Fair Director
- Fresno State University City and Regional Planning Advisory Member
- Fresno State Transportation Institute Advisory Member
- City of Fresno Police Reform Commission Member
- Fresno Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fresno Program Graduate