After graduating from Stanford, Lynda joined the man she loves -- her husband Emmett -- in his childhood home of Sonoma County. The couple put down roots together by starting Foggy River Farm, a diversified organic farm, on the Hopkins family property. Lynda and Emmett now have two daughters, Gillian and Addy: they're the fourth generation to pick apples from the old Gravenstein apple trees by the Russian River.
Foggy River Farm is a "family-run, community-oriented farm" whose mission is to "grow food that is good for our souls, our bodies, and the land." The farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program feeds over 75 families, and you can also find their produce at farmers' markets and restaurants around the county. Foggy River Farm is entering its ninth full growing season.
When not busy sowing seeds or milking goats, Lynda has served the community:
At Stanford University, Lynda immersed herself in interdisciplinary environmental problem solving. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Coastal Land Use and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing. Serving as a head teaching assistant for the Earth Systems program, she paid her way through two years of further study to earn a Master of Science Degree in Land Use Policy.
On the Board of Supervisors, Lynda will bring:
I am running for West County Supervisor because I believe we need a new voice in local government. We need new approaches to solving old problems; we need to work together on community-based solutions; we need to increase governmental transparency and engagement.
My goal is to listen to as many residents as possible about issues important to you and our Fifth District community.
I'm passionate about representing all of the people in the District, and believe strongly that everyone deserves to be heard.