Yolanda Trout-Manuel began her first term on the Auburn City Council in January 2014. Her current City Council committee is the Wellness Committee was called Human Development she has been the Chair for 3 years of her first and second term. These past 2 years as a committee member. Chair of the (ad hoc) Finance Committee 2015 to 2016. City of Auburn (LEOFFB) Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Board (2015-2018), Vice Chair of SCA and Local Domestic Violence Initiative Regional Task Force (2014-2018) (2019-2021)), and the SCA Regional Law, Safety, and Justice Committee (2015-2016) (2017-2021). National League of City (HELO) Hispanic Elective Legislative Official from (2016-2019) Second Vise Chair (2020-2021)
She was on Auburn's Planning Commission from 2010-2013. She served on Governor Lock's Grassroots Early Learning Commission from 1999-2000 and the Washington State Department of Transportation Safety Committee. She was a member of the Auburn Noon Lions since 2010, where she held the position of King Lion (President 2015-2016). The Auburn Kiwanis Morning Valley Club (2018-2021)
In 2015, she received an Outstanding Award from the local Domestic Violence Task Force for her DVI involvement. She was also honored with the Outstanding Citizen Activist Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety from the Washington Traffic Safety from the Washington Traffic Safety Commissioners because of her work improving safety on Washington's Highway 12 after her brother was tragically killed by a drunk driver in eastern Washington. She is the recipient of a Special Achievement Award from the Multiple District Lions Club for her speech on humanity and the President's Award from the Auburn Noon Lions. She and her husband, Ron, are member of the Auburn Sons of Italy Lodge #1955.
She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the 9th Child of 18 children. Her parents were migrant farm workers and eventually settled in the Wala Walla area when she was three. She is a graduate of Walla Walla High School and Walla Walla Community College with a degree in early learning. She owned and operated a bi-lingual pre-school and childcare for 13 years. She and her husband raised two sons in the Walla Walla, Puyallup, and Federal Way areas.
She moved to the Auburn area eight years ago with her fiancé and immediately fell in love with Auburn. She and her now-husband, Ronald Manuel, have four grown children, 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
CONTACT: Yolanda Trout-Manuel
c/o City of Auburn 25 West Main St. Auburn, WA 98001
25 West Main St. Auburn, WA 98001