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Paulina Menchaca joins city council

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Paulina Menchaca was appointed to the Estacada City Council on Monday, June 9.Paulina Menchaca has been appointed to the Estacada City Council.

Menchaca was one of two applicants who applied to fill Curt Steininger’s vacant seat.

The other applicant was Richard Hawkes.

The council voted four to two to appoint Menchaca during its meeting on Monday, June 9.

Menchaca is an insurance agent for Choices Insurance in Oregon City.

She serves as the board president of the Portland chapter of ALPFA, a non-profit organization that strives to enhance business opportunities and leadership for Latinos in the global market.

Menchaca is also the vice chair of the board of directors for the advocacy group Latino Network and is on the board for Project Access Now, an organization that strives to bring donated healthcare to uninsured and low-income people in the Portland Metropolitan area.

Steininger resigned from the Estacada City Council in April. Menchaca will serve out his term which ends Dec. 31, 2016.

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