Karen Waite

City Council
Title: City Council Member
Phone: (805) 245-8434

About Karen
Karen Waite is as an active community volunteer, business woman and 22 year resident of this Santa Ynez Valley.  She will deliver to you her commitment to preserve the historic heritage of Solvang and will work to maintain a balance between the needs of the residents and the interests of growing tourism.  She will keep you openly informed of what your local city government can do and is doing for you now. 

Community Service

Appointment - Solvang City Council November 2017

City of Solvang - Board of Architectural Review 2015-2017

County of Santa Barbara Elected Official - Trustee at Large 2010-2014

SY River Water Conservation District- Improvement District #1- Board President 2013-2014

Los Olivos Rotary Club 2013-Present

Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge #2640- Member 2016-Present

The Santa Ynez Valley Family School Trustee 2013-2016

Current Employment 

PlanMember Securities Corporation, Carpinteria, CA 2015-Present

Senior Compliance Analyst

Manager Compliance Division  Representative Audits 

Regulatory Industry Qualifications

FINRA Regulatory Licenses - 7, 9, 10, 24, 31, 63, 65, 99


Scripps College, Claremont CA, BA 1986



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