Carol Whiteside, Great Valley Center, Modesto, CA
Carol Whiteside is the President of the Great Valley Center, an organization she founded in August 1997 to promote the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of California’s Central Valley. Whiteside served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Pete Wilson on issues of land use, finance and restructuring and economic development. She was Assistant Secretary at the California Resources Agency and specialized in resource conservation, land use and growth management issues. Whiteside also served on the Modesto City Schools’ Board of Education, the Modesto City Council, and was elected Mayor in 1987. Whiteside is a graduate of the University of California at Davis.
Great Valley Center: www.greatvalley.org