Meet Rozzana

Rozzana Verder-Aliga’s superpower is listening.

Listening to the people of our community, and thoughtfully carrying out their priorities, is how Rozzana will help put California back on track as our next State Senator.

Listening has helped her positively impact thousands of lives as a mental health professional and manager of Solano County’s Behavorial Health Adult Outpatient Clinics.

Listening has made her a force for change in her community. On the Vallejo City Council, that has meant turning the community’s aspirations into action, moving her city to a place of fiscal health, economic growth and greater housing opportunity.

She is the first Filipino American woman elected to public office in Vallejo and Solano County. In 1993 she was elected to the Vallejo School Board where she served for 12 years, and in 2007 to the Solano County Board of Education where she served for 6 years.

In the 1990s she led a successful grassroots effort to address gangs, alcohol and drug abuse, teen pregnancy and parenting in Vallejo. Rozzana is a longtime mental health professional and licensed marriage and family therapist. She holds a masters and doctorate degree in counseling psychology.

She was elected to a partial term on the Vallejo City Council in 2013 and re-elected to full terms in 2016 and 2020. Throughout her public service career and as a mental health professional, her work has focused on serving children, seniors and families. Her core values of equity, diversity, inclusion, equitable access to education, jobs, housing are reflected in her support of policies throughout her public service career.

As Councilmember, she has supported initiatives to maintain financial stability, create jobs by streamlining business permitting processes, collaborate with schools/county and other public agencies, fund arts, youth, seniors and homeless programs.

A native of Manila, Philippines, she immigrated to California in 1981. Rozzana and her husband, US Marine Corps veteran and retired U.S. Army Colonel Nestor Aliga have three adult sons: Nestor Jr., Xavier and Riz – all who attended Vallejo public schools and graduated from California public universities.

Past and Present Community / City Affiliations

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers

(IFPTE) Local 21

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) Solano Chapter

Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce

Planned Parenthood of Northern California

Vallejo Symphony Association Board

CAP SOLANO JPA Board

Vallejo Center for the Arts

Code Enforcement Appeals Board

Surveillance Advisory Board

McCune Collection Commission

Soroptimist International of Vallejo

Vallejo Chamber of Commerce

Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Solano County

Childrens Network of Solano County

Filipino Community of Solano County, Inc.

Vallejo Sister City Association

Filipino American Retired US Armed Forces Association

Fighting Back Partnership

Beautification Commission

Human Relations Commission

Housing and Redevelopment Commission

SEIU Local 535

Public Employees Union local 1

St. Catherine of Siena Parish Church

Vallejo Education Business Alliance (VEBA)

Filipina Women’s Network (FWN)

Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce

United Democrats of Southern Solano Club

Northern Solano Democratic Club

Democrats of Napa Valley

Solano Farm Bureau

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