About Yvonne Parks
Yvonne retired in 1993 after 25 years with the State of California, working with the Employment Development Dept and Trade and Commerce Agency.
She and her husband moved to Desert Hot Springs in 1994.
She became active in her community almost immediately after settling in after the move. Her service to the community includes:
5 years on the Executive Committee of the DHS Chamber of Commerce,
President of the DHS Women's Club for 3 years, In 2003 she was elected DHS Citizen of the Year and VIP of the Year.
Served on the DHS Planning Commission 1997-1999 and again 20042005 as Vice Chairman ending when she was elected to City Council in Nov of 2005.
She was elected Mayor in 2007 and was re-elected in 2009 and 2011 and in representing the City of Desert Hot Springs was active throughout the Coachella Valley and served on many committees with many different organizations.
In 2015 was elected to DHS City Council to June 5, 2018 when she moved outside city limits and had to retire from the council.