Ms. Delgado was elected to the City Council of the City of Montebello in November 2015 and currently serves as the Mayor. Since taking office, she has worked extensively to find long-term budget solutions for the City. She also spends time focusing on economic development opportunities to attract new businesses to the Community and is an active supporter of public safety.
Councilmember Delgado has also taken a role as Executive Board Member in the regional Gateway Cities Council of Governments to help craft regional solutions common to many small cities. She is proud to support other women interested in elected office and is an active member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Latinas Lead.
As the City Council is a part-time position, Vanessa Delgado is also the founding partner of Azure Development. Azure creates, designs and builds exceptional housing communities and commercial projects throughout the Southwest. She has created and built 3.3 million square feet of retail, office and housing projects creating over 15,000 new jobs.
Prior to founding Azure, Ms. Delgado spent 11 years as the Director of Development for Primestor Development. She was responsible for managing Primestor projects through the development and construction cycle, community and government relations and marketing.
Ms. Delgado received her undergraduate education at Stanford University with a dual major in Political Science and Chicano/a Studies, and graduated with honors. She completed a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Fellow.