Lynne Ashbeck graduated in 2012 with a MA Peacemaking & Conflict Studies. She is the former Mayor and current City Councilwoman for the City of Clovis. She also serves as Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Population Wellness at Valley Children's Healthcare.
Lynne has always known part of her call is civic engagement. Fresno Pacific University gave her the peacebuilding skills to transform her work. Lynne sees the need for local government to be more accessible to the people and her work on the Clovis City Council is driven by her passion to bridge the gap between the two. As former Mayor of Clovis, understanding the needs of her constituents and making people feel heard have always been Lynne's top priorities. As a student in her mid-fifties, she brought her work and life experience to class and learned that her insights could help apply her peacemaking and conflict resolution studies to her career in a unique way. To Lynne, peacemaking isn't only called on for certain scenarios, it's something we must strive for in our everyday lives.