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Kimbley Craig

Picture of Mayor Kimbley Craig
Admin Office:
(831) 758-7201
(831) 682-5304

Work Experience 

Mayor Kimbley Craig is President & CEO of Monterey County Business Council and the current Executive Director for Leadership Monterey County. She also owns K. Craig Media, a small business that plans and negotiates media buying on the Central Coast.


  • Master of Arts, Homeland Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminology, University of LaVerne
  • P.O.S.T. Certification, Monterey Peninsula College Police Academy

Community Activities & Civic Organizations

Kimbley is a Past President of the Salinas Jaycees. She later served two terms as Vice President of the California Jaycees. Kimbley is on the Salinas Rodeo Committee and has held positions on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Monterey County, Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monterey County, and SVMHS Heart & Sole 10K Race. She is a Hall of Fame Award recipient for Leadership Salinas Valley. Currently, she is a volunteer driver for ITN Monterey County, a driving service for seniors and low-vision residents. She is a founder of Monterey Bay Roller Derby, a local non-profit gender-inclusive roller derby team for the Monterey Peninsula. Recently, she joined the Board of Directors for Hospice Giving Foundation, which promotes preparedness and dignified end of life care for individuals and their loved ones. 


Mayor Kimbley Craig was on Salinas City Council in 2010 representing North Salinas in District 5 until she retired in December 2018.  Kimbley was elected as Mayor of Salinas in November 2020.

Current Committees & Commissions

  • Finance Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Community Alliance of Safety and Peace (Co-Chair)
  • Animal Shelter JPA
  • Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County

Salinas City Councilmember District 5 Past Appointments (2010-2018)

  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County - 2010-2018 (Chair - 2014, Executive Board 2010-2016)
  • Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
  • Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Rail Policy Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Legislative Committee (State and Federal legislation)
  • Rodeo Committee
  • Fireworks Policy Committee

Kimbley and her partner Bobby live in Salinas with their Corgi, Lucy.