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Raechelle Bowlay
District 1

Appointed 2021

With more than two decades working in the early childhood field, Raechelle keeps turning her expertise and experience into positive action on our Central Coast. Since 2013, Raechelle has worked for CAPLSO, (Community Action Partnership of SLO County) as the Childcare Planning Council Coordinator and Quality Early Learning Manager. One of her first endeavors was engaging key partners in a local “Quality Counts” program for early childhood education, built off a national movement to provide a better system of support and professional development for early learning programs. Raechelle is dedicated to bolstering the broader community’s investment in child care and advocating for providers as essential and vital to the very fabric of our society and future. She loves her role helping to connect the dots, knowing that we must act on all fronts to address challenges within the industry, including the need for: higher wages/professional compensation for providers, increased capacity and better access to high-quality, affordable care for families, as well as more family-friendly workplace practices designed to ease burdens and improve balance for families and care givers.

Raechelle also serves on the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as Chair of the  Diversity Council.  In addition to her appointment to the SLO County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Raechelle is a member of the Atascadero and Paso Robles branches of American Association of University Women (AAUW).