District 4 resident Rafael Avendano is the After-School and Summer Program Director for Siena Youth Center of the St. Francis Center, former Chair of the North Fair Oaks Community Council, and a hands-on leader in North Fair Oaks – and he is only 31 years old! Rafael is a passionate advocate for education, accessibility, open space, affordable housing, and the positive development of future leaders.

For the past four years, Rafael and I have partnered to host the Annual North Fair Oaks Bike Rodeo. This event brings young people and their families together to play games, learn about bike and helmet safety information, receive bike check-ups, participate in a cycling skills clinic, and enter a raffle to win a bike!

Thank you, Rafael, for your commitment to District 4 – and being a strong role model to our future leaders! It has earned you a Warren Award