Council Bios

David MacedoDavid Macedo - District 4 • Mayor

Married (wife Tina)
Two Children

Employment: Co-owner; professional auctioneer, Tulare Sales Yard, Incorporated

Public Service:
First elected to Tulare City Council in November 1998, and reelected in November 2002. Served as Vice Mayor from December 2000 to December 2002, and Mayor from December 2002 to December2004.

Community and Other Service/Recognitions Include:
Third generation Tularean, who has won several national auctioneering competitions and contributes those talents, as well as time, to a variety of organizations, including: Valley Children&8217;s Hospital, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Gift of Life Foundation, Tulare County Fair, 4H and Future Farmers of America Programs, Tulare Hospital Foundation, Little League Baseball, Youth Football, Creative Center for the Handicapped, Tulare Dairy Fest, and other civic, religious, and community groups.

Carlton JonesCarlton Jones - District 3 • Vice Mayor

Married (wife Cindi Jones)
Four Sons & Four Daughters

Graduate of Tulare Western High School
Attended Sacramento State (Physical Therapy)
Completed City of Visalia Fire Academy

Current Employment: Fresno City Fire Department
Past Employment: Tulare City Fire Department

Current Public Service:

  • Tulare City Council Member District 3
  • Active with a variety of youth sports teams as both coach and mentor.

Maritsa CastellanozMaritsa Castellanoz - District 2

Four children: Ashlee, AJ, Austin and Amber

Graduate of Tulare Western High School

Current Employment: Horace Mann Insurance and Financial Services

Former and current community Involvement: PTO member, parent volunteer within different schools throughout Tulare, Golden Apple Award recognizing teachers for their dedication to students, Parent Liaison for Tulare City Schools, TYAA Cheer Advisor, Insurance and Financial Leadership participant, March of Dimes promoter, member of The International Pemphigoid Foundation, Tulare-Kings Right to Life and active in religious and community groups.

Shea GowinShea Gowin - District 1

Married (husband James Gowin)
Three Sons and one Daughter (Bryce, Andrew, Chuck and Rylee)

Current Employment: Co-Owner of Business in Tulare "Gowin Green Landscaping"

Past Employment:

  • Tulare County Health and Human Services-Self Sufficiency Counselor
  • Tulare Joint Union High School District (Tulare Adult School)-Business Skills Instructor
  • Dr. Fukashima-Vision Therapy Practice Manager
  • Kings County Behavioral Health-Consultant
  • Kings County Child Abuse Prevention Council-Specialist
  • Tulare County Behavioral Health - Consultant.
  • United Way-Corporation Funding Campaign Coordinator

Current Public Service:

  • Kiwanis Member (Seat on Board)
  • Tulare Chamber Member - Ambassador (Past Chair)
  • Downtown Steering Committee
  • Salvation Army Board
  • Community Relations Commission-City of Tulare
Past Public Service:
  • Tulare Motor Sports Complex Advisory Board
  • Tulare Historical Board
  • Coordinator for Faith based 12 Step Recovery Program
  • Tulare Hospital Foundation Member

Craig VejvodaCraig Vejvoda - District 5 

Two daughters

Graduate of Tulare Union High School
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Humboldt State University
Masters Degree in Financial Services, The American College

Employment: Financial Advisor with The Principal Financial Group

Public Service: Elected to City Council in November, 2004, now serving four year term.

Community and Other Service:

  • Member of Tulare Improvement Program Board of Directors
  • Member of Tulare Historical Society Board of Directors
  • Member of Tulare Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Tulare Rotary Club
  • Member of Knights of Columbus
  • Volunteer at World Ag Expo
  • Volunteer for Tulare Hospital Foundation
  • Volunteer wrestling coach

Previous community involvement includes:

  • Past-President, Tulare Jaycees
  • Past-District Governor, California Jaycees
  • Past-President, Estate Planning Council of Tulare & Kings Counties
  • Past-President, Kiwanis Club of Greater Tulare
  • Past-President, Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Fresno Chapter
  • Past-Board Member, Tulare Redevelopment Agency
  • Graduate, Inaugural class of Leadership Tulare
  • Graduate, Leadership World Ag Expo
  • Co-Chair, Tulare Relay for Life