A Message from the Mayor


Spring is in the air, and along with warm weather and beautiful flowers comes pesky weeds. Working to beautify Chowchilla is one of my top priorities. The public works department has been working diligently to catch up on weed abatement and street cleaning. The City’s curbside clean-up event begins this Monday, April 19th - 23rd; please visit our website for more information. We all need to do our part to make our City beautiful. We have also been working on a new design to make the center median near the railroad tracks more attractive.  The upgrade will be a welcoming sight to our visitors.   

Another project we are working on in conjunction with Madera County is road reconstruction. The project will be from the newly repaired 5th Street curve all the way to State Route152 and is estimated to begin as early as June. The road is in disrepair and in much need of reconstruction.

Madera County is still on track to move into the orange tier, hopefully by April 20th. Vaccines are still being offered by Camarena Health every Friday at Cornerstone Church. Vaccines are now open to all 16 years and older. For those that qualify, you may call 559-664-4000 to schedule your vaccine appointment!

In other news, the City of Chowchilla has been awarded an HCD grant from the state to help our small business with some funding relief due to COVID-19.  Unfortunately, we are still eagerly awaiting to receive the funds. We will post more information as soon as we learn of it. 

Lastly, I am so pleased that the Chowchilla Spring Festival is able to host the deep Pit BBQ Drive-Thru. It is scheduled will be held on May 15th, tickets and more information will be available soon.   This is a time-honored tradition, and important to the Chowchilla community. I am excited to see events happening and look forward to seeing you all. 

Until next time,

Diana Palmer
Mayor, City of Chowchilla