Awards, Accomplishments, Boards

Christopher Cabaldon is a public servant and educator who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of the community he loves. Over the course of his public service, he has been appointed to various boards and commissions by five California Governors and President Barack Obama. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions. * 


Boards & Commissions

  • Vice Chancellor of California Community College System
  • President Obama’s Appointee to the College Promise Campaign National Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Jill Biden
  • Tenured Professor at California State University Sacramento
  • U.S. Delegate to the Global Parliament of Mayors 
  • Interstate Higher Education Commissioner
  • Delta Protection Commissioner
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board member
  • California Biodiversity Council 30×30 Commissioner 
  • National LGBTQ Mayors Alliance Inaugural Chair
  • Asian and Pacific Americans in Higher Education National President
  • Founding Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition
  • Co-Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Taskforce to Disrupt Systemic Racism


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Innovation & Vision in Government Award by Governing Magazine
  • Public Champion for Business by Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 
  • Executive of the Year by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce
  • Equality Leadership Award by Equality California
  • Regional Exemplary Leader Award by the American Leadership Forum
  • Outstanding Elected Official Award by the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County 
  • Outstanding Historical Contribution Award from Filipino American National History Society 



*Partial list