Vice Chair Nora Vargas

Supervisor Nora Vargas was sworn in on January 4, 2021, to represent San Diego County’s District 1. A first-generation immigrant, Supervisor Vargas is the first Latina and first woman of color to serve as County Supervisor in the 171-year history of the County of San Diego. She is currently serving a second term as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Vice Chair Vargas is Co-Chair of the County's COVID-19 subcommittee and is leading efforts to mitigate the impacts of the global pandemic, focusing on economic recovery from an equity lens. She serves as Chair for SANDAG’s Transportation Committee and the Air Pollution Control District and is the County’s representative to the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and National Association of Counties (NACo). In February 2022, Vice Chair Vargas was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the California Air Resources Board.

Prior to her election to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Vice Chair Vargas served as member of the Southwestern College Governing Board, the only public institution of higher education in San Diego’s South County. Vice Chair Vargas also served as the first Latina Executive for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

For the last 25 years, Vice Chair Vargas has been dedicated to removing barriers for underserved communities through civic engagement, public policy and community organizing. Through public service she is working to drive positive change and serve her community. Additionally, Vice Chair Vargas has served on numerous local, statewide, and national boards and commissions. She currently serves as a Board member for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) and is an Advisory Board member for Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Equality California and the San Diego LGBT Community Center's South Bay Youth Cen

Vice Chair Vargas is proud to serve the more than 630,000 residents of District 1 which encompasses the incorporated cities of Chula Vista, Imperial, Beach, National City and communities within the City of San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Chollas View, Golden Hill, Grant Hill, La Playa, Lincoln Park, Logan Heights, Memorial, Mount Hope, Mountain View, Nestor, Otay, Palm City, San Ysidro, Shelltown, Sherman Heights, Southcrest, South Park, Stockton, and East Village in Downtown San Diego. The district also includes the unincorporated communities of Bonita, La Presa, Sunny-side, Lincoln Acres and East Otay Mesa.

Vice Chair Vargas lives in the community of Chula Vista with her rescue dog Rocco.