Council Member Yolanda Avila, District 4
P.O. Box 1575
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 385-5492
Get to Know Yolanda
Yolanda Avila’s family has lived in Colorado Springs since 1958. Yolanda attended every level of education in the Springs, starting with kindergarten on base at Fort Carson and ending at Colorado College with a BA in International Political Economy.
In 1990 Yolanda landed her dream job as an investigator with the Orange County Public Defender’s office in California. She was also a field supervisor and mentor to the local university seniors.
In 1998 Yolanda was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that has a prognosis of blindness. Yolanda continued to excel in her work until her retirement in 2011.
When Yolanda moved back to Colorado Springs to be near her now 94-year-old mother Angela Avila, she immediately became an active participant in our community. Prior to her election to City Council, Yolanda was involved in the Black/Latino Leadership Coalition, the Community Transit Coalition, the Ad hoc Committee for the Independent Center, the Colorado Springs Police Department Leadership Advisory Committee, the Board of Trustees for Amblicab, the Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class of 2015, and the RISE Steering Committee as a resident leader.