Christopher Valadez

Agricultural Member

Term Expires: January 2023

Christopher Valadez

Christopher Valadez was selected to serve, beginning in May 2019, as President of the Grower Shipper Association of Central California, an agricultural trade association focused on federal, state and local policy matters affecting the Central Coast's agricultural communities. Previously, Valadez was the Director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs for the California Fresh Fruit Association where he shaped and drove initiatives affecting economic sustainability, competitiveness, farm employee empowerment, management/employee relations, water quality and supply, and food safety. From 2004 to 2008, he served as Deputy District Director for former Congressman George Radanovich and is a graduate of Arizona State University.