Council

Fidel Flores

Mayor

Fidel Flores was born and raised in Calipatria and graduated from Calipatria High School. He and his wife Wendy have 4 sons. Fidel has been employed as a technician at the Pepsi Cola Company for over 41 years and is looking forward to retiring soon. He is an active member of St. Patrick's Church and has been the choir director for many years. He is also a musician, which has given him the opportunity to meet a diverse population of people throughout the Imperial Valley. Fidel decided to run for City Council because he enjoys helping his community and being a voice for the people. Fidel works to provide the right answers to the community’s questions.

Heather Beltran

Mayor Pro-Tem

Heather Beltran has lived in the City of Calipatria for over 15 years. Heather graduated from Calipatria High School and currently volunteers her time working for the Fremont Elementary School and the Calipatria Police Athletic League. Heather is currently taking online classes to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Communications. She is also a busy mother of six children. The community of Calipatria is very important to Heather and she feels lucky to have been appointed to the City Council in 2013.

Jim Spellins

City Council

Jimmy Spellins has lived in Calipatria for 21 years and has been a bi-vocational minister for many years. Before retiring, he worked for the Calipatria Unified School District as transportation supervisor, bus driver trainer, and supervisor over transportation and maintenance departments. Jimmy has also beem the pastor at First Southern Baptist Church of Calipatria for 23 years.
 

Maria Nava-Froelich

City Council

Maria Nava-Froelich was raised in Niland, California and graduated from Calipatria High School and Imperial Valley College. Maria has been employed at Calipatria Unified School District as a Migrant Education Program Coordinator for the past 34 years. She and her husband Christian have three children. Her motivations and passions for the city include community involvement, economic development and business growth. She served as Mayor in 2014. She is currently serving on the Imperial County Transportation Commission, Local Transportation Authority, Imperial County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies, Imperial County Resource Management Agency, Local Agency Formation Commission, Calipatria Corrections Department-Citizens Advisory Committee, and Vice President-Imperial County League of Cities. Other organizational involvement includes: Calipatria Chamber of Commerce, Niland Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Corregidor Post 597 Women's Auxiliary, Migrant Parent Advisory Council and President of Calipatria Unified School District-California School Employees Association Chapter #393.

Fred Beltran

City Council

Fred R. Beltran has served on the Calipatria City Council for 12 years. Fred attended Imperial Valley College, Southwestern College in Chula Vista, and San Diego City College before graduating from the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy in Riverside, CA. Prior to his current position as Westmorland Chief of Police, he has held positions at the Calipatria Police Department and Coachella Police Department. He currently serves on the City’s Redevelopment Agency Board, Community Development Block Grant Committee, and is a past member of the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Calipatria State Prison Citizens’ Advisory Board.