Former Fresno City Council Member Clint Olivier was first elected in 2010 by an overwhelming majority to serve a district of more than 70,000 people in California’s fifth-largest city. Olivier represented the Seventh District for two terms, making hundreds of decisions concerning Fresno’s billion-dollar-plus budget while advocating passionately for issues important to both his neighbors as well as the business community.
During his time in office, Olivier used his extensive knowledge of public and media relations to lead the charge on numerous local and statewide issues. While generating earned-media coverage, Olivier successfully built neighborhood coalitions, sponsored the construction of parks and major transportation infrastructure, cut building fees, deregulated the taxi industry, and authored fixes to guidelines that were crippling business.
In his drive to educate others on the benefits of good public policy, he has authored opinion editorials on numerous issues for print and electronic media, and is a frequent and outspoken advocate for free-market principles and many other issues on television and radio.
Olivier spent six years as a member of the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities, the Fresno Council of governments, the Valley Air District Selection Committee, and the Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging. Olivier has extensive contacts within the non-profit and business communities throughout the Valley, as well as with lawmakers at all levels of government from both political parties.
Prior to serving as an elected official, Olivier worked as a television news anchor, reporter and producer for ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates throughout the southwest. He was born in Orange County, attended California State University, Long Beach, and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Reserve from 1994-1998.
Clint currently serves as the CEO for the Central Valley Business Federation.