Amanda Folendorf

About Amanda

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Years Of Experience

Amanda Folendorf

Calaveras County
District 4 Supervisor

Amanda is a multi-generational resident who was born and raised in Angels Camp. She served as the Mayor of the City of Angels, the only incorporated city in Calaveras County. She was elected in the 2020 primaries as Calaveras County District 4 Supervisor.

Raised in Calaveras County, Amanda is aware of the issues and will combine long time traditions and new and current solutions to make a difference.

Amanda Folendorf is a multi-generation Calaveras County resident who served as Mayor of the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, Angels Camp and currently serving as Calaveras County’s District 4 Supervisor.

Amanda is Deaf. She was born with medical issues and the medication to keep her alive made her become Deaf at infancy. Amanda acclimated to her environment by teaching herself to read lips and to socialize like her peers. Amanda’s parents did not know until she was 7 years old that she could not hear. Even after learning about her Deafness, Amanda continued to be resilient and adapted to learning in a mainstreamed classroom. Amanda continues to be active in advocating for various abilities to be able to participate in local government. Check out this webinar where Amanda discussed with fellow peers about ableism in government.

After graduating from Bret Harte High School, Amanda attended Gallaudet University, the only Deaf university in the world, located in Washington D.C. There she was introduced to many services she was unable to access growing up in a rural community such as learning American Sign Language and immersed herself in the Deaf Community. Amanda then transferred to Sacramento State where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in International Relations. While at Sacramento State she interned with a number of legislative offices such as Congressman Lungren, Senator Harmon and the Republican Senate Caucus where her work was researching legislation, op-eds, and engaging with constituents.

Amanda feels that the needs of the county could benefit from her experience as Mayor of Angels Camp. Under her leadership as Mayor, Council set goals and developed a strategic plan which lead to a balanced budget and creating financial policies including a reserve policy, and a revenue and capital improvement plan. Partnerships have also been created and fostered with local organizations leading to stronger community involvement.

Amanda looks at the strides made in the city while on the city council and believes she has the leadership to accomplish the hard tasks and engage others. Her goal is to merge traditions with new and innovative ideas in order to have a better and sustainable future for Calaveras County. She believes it is time for those that live and work in District 4 to have the representation it deserves.

Amanda's Initiative

Uniting the voices of District 4 to advocate for a united Calaveras County.

Civic Engagement

Amanda continues her civil service by working for different federal agencies. In 2014 she moved back home to Calaveras County and ran for City Council. She ran a campaign with a mission that a younger generation was being heard and represented. Amanda continues that motto today and believes that as an elected official it is her responsibility to build unity and a healthy foundation for all generations.

In addition, Amanda was appointed Mayor in 2018 after serving 2 years as Vice Mayor which triggered a nationwide frenzy as she became the first Deaf Female Mayor in the country and the youngest to be Mayor for the City of Angels. After being re-elected in 2018, Amanda was re-appointed Mayor in 2019.

Why District 4 Supervisor?

Amanda feels that the needs of the county could benefit from her experience as Mayor of Angels Camp. Under her leadership as Mayor, Council set goals and developed a strategic plan which lead to a balanced budget and creating financial policies including a reserve policy, and a revenue and capital improvement plan. Partnerships have also been created and fostered with local organizations leading to stronger community involvement.

Amanda looks at the strides made in the city within the last two years and believes she has the leadership to accomplish the hard tasks and engage others. Her goal is to merge traditions with new and innovative ideas in order to have a better and sustainable future for Calaveras County. She believes it is time for those that live and work in District 4 to have the representation it deserves.

Calaveras County Supervisor - District 4

Involvement & Committees

  • Calaveras Council of Governments (CCOG) – JPA Vice Chair
  • Calaveras-Amador Mokelumne River Authority
  • Calaveras-Mariposa Community Action Agency (CMCAA) – JPA
  • Mountain Counties Water Resources Agency
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • Treasurer’s Oversight Committee
  • Strategic and Financial Planning Committee – Chair
Committees Alternate:
  • Eastside San Joaquin GSA
  • Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) Chair in 2017
  • Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services – JPA
  • National Association of Counties (NACO)
  • UC Co-Operative Extension Advisory Council
  • Mountain Counties Air Basin
Endorsements

What People Have to Say

"Amanda has demonstrated leadership and integrity as Mayor and a member of the City Council. These qualities, along with her ability to build consensus, makes her the candidate we need for District 4 and Calaveras County."
Hugh Swift

Former Calaveras County Judge

“We have known Amanda her entire life. We believe she is the person that can unify the county in such divisive times. Amanda has the knowledge and experience to get the job done. Amanda cares for her community and will be the advocate District 4 needs.”
Paula and Aldie Broglio

Calaveras County Residents

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