Jeannie Bruins

City Council
Title: Council Member - At Large

Date Elected or Appointed: Elected November 2002; re-elected November 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Served as Mayor in 2006,  2011, 2016 and 2019.

Current Term: December 2018 to December 2022

Represents the City on the Following Boards:

  • Sacramento Area Sewer District
  • Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District


Council Member Jeannie Bruins was elected to the City Council in 2002, and re-elected in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. She served as Vice Mayor in 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2018, and as Mayor in 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2019.

Council Member Bruins has and continues to serve on a number of Districts, Boards, Commissions, and Committees

  • Represents the Ctiy on the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Board of Directors
  • Represents the City on the Sacramento Area Sewer District Board of Directors
    • Chaired in 2005 and 2015
  • Member of the City's Quality of Life Committee
  • California League of Cities member
    • Joined Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee in 2012-2017
  • Charter member of the Citrus Heights Police Activities League (PAL) Board of Directors; currently Vice President
  • Active with the Local Government Commission
  • Former Sacramento Area Council of Governments boardmember (2006 & 2007)
    • Transportation Committee member
  • Served on Citrus Heights Incorporation Project Board of Directors (1980s-early 90s)
    • Co-chaired the successful Yes on Measure R campaign, wherein voters approved the incorporation of Citrus Heights

Council Member Bruins has forged a number of successful community partnerships, some of them include:

  • Citrus Heights Community Garden
  • Citrus Heights Children and Youth Center

Council Member Bruins served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1993 to 2005

  • Developed the successful Leadership Citrus Heights program (2003-present)

Council Member Bruins is the owner of Bruins Legal Document Preparation

  • She is also a Legal Document Assistant and Notary Public
  • Serves as Executive director of the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters

Council Member Bruins is a 34-year resident of Citrus Heights. She is a 23-year member of the Rotary Club of Citrus Heights; and a Ruby Paul Harris Fellow.  She is also a member of Valley Springs Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Board of Trustees for six years, volunteers for adults with special needs Saturday night service, volunteers in children's programs; and sings in a choir and praise team. Council Member Bruins loves to garden and spend time with her family. She has two grown sons, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


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