District 6 Councilmember

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Anthony Rocha

Picture of Councilmember Anthony Rocha, District 6
(831) 758-7201
(831) 682-3475

Term of Office

  • Elected on November 2020 for a four-year term

Employment / Background

  • Current Salinas, California resident
  • Greenfield, California for five years prior to moving to Salinas

Councilmember Rocha's experience includes nonprofit fundraising, and communication roles. He has served as the Community Partnerships and Development Officer for a local foster care agency where he was instrumental in securing grant funding, and worked with community partners to create innovative programs that meet the needs of local foster youth. In addition, Councilmember Rocha worked as a Special Projects Coordinator providing interdepartmental communication counsel for a statewide education nonprofit that provides childcare for essential workers, tutoring, and afterschool programs. 

Committees / Commissions

  • Finance Committee
  • Housing and Land Use Committee/Future Growth Area
  • Salinas Downtown Community Board Member
  • Salinas Police Activities League Advisory Board Member
  • Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board Member
  • Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority Board Member


  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Hartnell Community College

Community Activities / Civic Organizations

  • Former School Board Member – Salinas Union High School District 
  • Former Monterey County Behavioral Health Commissioner 
  • Former Salinas Library and Community Services Commissioner
  • Former Board of Directors - Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP) 
  • Former Measure X Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Member