Catalina Chacon Appointed to Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

February 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Catalina Chacon to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

“Catalina Chacon brings much needed expertise in tribal matters and knowledge of issues unique to Native American women to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, which elevates the experiences and needs of women in our state, especially those in historically underserved and underrepresented communities,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “Catalina is a problem solver who has proven herself to be an effective advocate and coalition builder, qualities that will serve her well on the Commission.”

Catalina Chacon has been a Councilwoman on the Pechanga Tribal Council since 2012. Previously, she served as Chair of Enrollment for the Pechanga Tribe and as Legal Secretary for the St. Joseph Health System. She is a member of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the Treasurer of the California Tribal Family Coalition, and Vice Chair of the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations.

Catalina Chacon lives in Temecula and the term is four years. Compensation is $100 per diem, not to exceed 12 days a year, and actual and necessary traveling expenses.


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Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: