The City of Exeter is a Charter City governed under the Council-Administrator form of local government. Under this form of government, the elected City Council may adopt and enforce all ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations in respect to municipal affairs, subject inly to restrictions and limitations provided in this Charter, the United States and California Constitutions and applicable laws, and decisions of courts with competent jurisdiction. The City Council consists of five-members, elected by district in five single member districts. One member of the City Council shall be elected from each district by the voters of that district alone. Each member of the City Council shall serve a four-year term until his or her successor is qualified.
The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, for Closed Session at 6:30 p.m. and Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at the Exeter City Hall at 137 North F Street.
Mayor Frankie Alves - District C
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Justin Mills Mayor Pro Tem - District E
Barbara Sally - District B
Barbara Sally was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. After graduation she attended El Camino College and received an AA in Business. Barbara met her husband Dale Sally, Jr., while he was at Cal Poly. They were married in 1966 and returned to Exeter after Dale graduated in 1968. Dale and Barbara raised three children who followed in their father’s footsteps and graduated from Exeter Union High School. Barbara began getting involved in several Exeter groups and committees…The United Methodist Church, Exeter Junior Women’s Club, Exeter Relay for Life, and Band Boosters. Barbara was named Women of the Year in 2011.
Dale became an Exeter City Council Member in 2014 (LOOK it up). After Dale’s passing in 2018, Barbara volunteered to replace him on the Council. Barbara was elected Mayor Pro Tem in 2019 and Mayor in 2021. Barbara continues to serve the citizens of District B and Exeter.
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Vicki Riddle - District D
Born and raised in El Cerrito of the SF. Bay Area, Vicki completed R.N. nursing school receiving 2 bachelors, a master’s degree and 2 teaching credentials. ‘As a daughter of an immigrant dad who completed the 8th grade, I received a sense of gratefulness to this country’s opportunities; so I got as much education as I could. A student by day and a nurse by night. A career began to evolve in nursing administration serving as a home health care director and hospital investigator for Medicare. After moving to Exeter over 30 years ago Vicki served as Education Director at Lindsay Memorial Hospital, Compliance Officer and Consultant at Tulare District Hospital followed by Clinical Director/Risk Manager in Hanford.
After Vicki raised her three boys through Exeter’s schools, (her sons also chose service careers: physician, airline pilot/plumber, and Cal Fire firefighter), Vicki began a new chapter in her life as a full-time volunteer at Exeter Schools and simultaneously in public service and was awarded the 2021 Exeter Woman of the Year distinction.
Prior to being elected to City Council Vicki served as Exeter Cemetery Trustee, Exeter Planning Commission and President of Exeter Woman’s Club. Vicki currently serves: Tulare County Association of Government (TCAG), Tulare County Regional Transportation, Active Transportation Advisory Council, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, 3rd Vice President Lion’s Club, Kiwanis member, Exeter Community Service Guild- Pink Ladies, and President of Exeter Republican Women where: ‘We bring our county and state elected officials to Exeter as guest speakers for all of our citizens and young people to meet. I love seeing students become inspired by rubbing elbows with our policy makers. I tell them that the sky is the limit, and that someday I may be working for them!’ Vicki continues her relationships with the offices of Congressman McCarthy, Senator Shannon Grove, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Supervisor Micari and now Congressman Jim Costa. I’m a squeaky wheel to our representatives.
In response to her constituent’s safety concerns Vicki with her council colleague’s blessing began two ad hoc committees: Public Safety Task Force (PSTF) to study the safety issues of Exeter and the SR 65 Corridor ad hoc committee.
Concerned for the Highway crossing safety of Exeter’s high school kids, Vicki put together the SR 65 Highway ad hoc committee which demonstrated a partnership with TCAG, Cal Trans, Exeter City Staff and EUHS Superintendent George Eddy with an emphasis on community engagement. Level one funding of 3 million dollars was awarded to Exeter in historic time of only 6 months. “Exeter is now the model for how you can expedite an Active Transportation Plan”, Derek Winning, Principle Planner, TCAG. This award was followed by a personal visit to Exeter from Chairwoman Lee Ann Eager, California Transportation Commission.
Vicki is grateful to the goodness of America and is grateful to the founding fathers of Exeter: ‘I am benefitting in essence from our citizen’s and their families who took all the risks and made all the sacrifices so that I can live securely and happily in this gem of a town. I want to roll up my sleeves in their honor and work hard for our Exeter citizens!’
Vicki raised her sons at Exeter Church of God and she continues to worship there regularly.
Jacob Johnson - District A
Jacob Johnson represents Exeter as City Councilmember for District A. His family moved to Exeter in 1994 when he was just 8 years old. Shortly after graduating from Exeter Union High School, he met his future wife, Valarie while working here in town. They were married in 2008 and have one daughter that is currently a junior at the high school. For the past 3+ years he has been working as a Commercial Lines Account Manager for NSE Insurance Agencies, Inc. located downtown Exeter and very involved with the Exeter Lions Club, where he is currently 1st Vice President. He is an active member of Rocky Hill Community Church and strives to be a better follower of Christ. Jacob is very proud to be a part of these amazing Exeter organizations that are making a difference for the city and the people of the community.
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