Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Daniel Peñaloza

Water Leadership Strategist

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Daniel Peñaloza currently resides in the Porterville community. He attended Belleview Elementary, Bartlett Middle School, Granite Hills High school, and graduated from Porterville College with an Associate of Science Degree and an Associate of Arts. During his academic journey at Porterville College, he got involved with various clubs that introduced him to community service. Through community service Daniel discovered the value of his voice and his love for public service.

In 2015, Daniel began a house to house campaign to identify pertinent issues in the community of East Porterville. It became apparent that the California drought was tragically hurting these residents. During these canvasses, he came across community residents who had no running water and relied heavily on bottled water to drink. As a response to what was found, Daniel organized the CHIRLA Porterville Committee which ran a water drive with local non-profits and car clubs to help these residents.

Today, Daniel continues to be an active community leader and promotes positive social change in Porterville by empowering youth and immigrant families on water, pesticide safety, and immigration. In 2018, Daniel ran a successful campaign for City Council in Porterville to become the youngest person to be elected in the city’s history.



Visalia Office, (559) 733-0219

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