Community Leadership

A Leader for District 7

Councilmember Esparza holds a core belief that our city deserves the very best from our leaders at all levels of government. As such, it is a core mission of his to continuously raise the caliber of leadership in Fresno. This means making bold proposals and taking tough votes for the district he represents, even when it upends the status quo. District 7 residents are at the heart of every vote that he casts & the legislation that he drafts.

A Leader on the Council

Nelson currently serves as President of the Fresno City Council. On the Council, Nelson serves on many committees and chairs several of them. He led the creation of the Fresno Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (Fresno EIFD) and now chairs the Public Financing Authority that governs it. Additionally, Nelson serves as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and Chair of the Education Committee.

A Leader Who Listens

Councilmember Esparza understands that community input is vital to the success of our city. As such, he has made it a point to hold 5-6 town hall/community meetings each year within the District. The residents of District 7 continued to receive this level of responsiveness even during the pandemic, through virtual & telephone community meetings. Additionally, Councilmember Esparza makes every effort to be present at other public forums in our community.