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Tom Link 

Position: Trustee
Term: Term Ends 01-05- 2026
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Mr. Link was born and raised in Visalia. He attended Visalia schools, the College of Sequoias, and graduated from Fresno State with a B.S. degree in Marketing. He served six years in the Air National Guard. He is retired from his family business, Link‘s Men’s & Women‘s Wear which his father Joe Link started in 1941. Mr. Link’s wife Ordonna retired from teaching at Royal Oaks and Hurley elementary schools after 35 years. His two daughters Kelly and Julie both teach for Visalia Unified School District. Mr. Link has served on the Advisory Board for the Superintendent of Visalia Unified Schools, is a past board member for the College of Sequoia‘s Foundation, and a past recipient of the Phi Delta Kappa “Friends of Education.” He was selected as Visalia’s Man of the Year by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, a recipient of the Distinguished Citizens Award by the Boy Scouts, and was inducted into the College of the Sequoias Hall of Fame.  He is a CASA Advocate and is past president of the Visalia Host Lions Club. He is past chairman of the Visalia and the California Parks and Recreation Commission, the Visalia YMCA, the Visalia Rescue Mission, and the Downtown Visalia Merchants Association. Mr. Link is past Moderator of the San Joaquin Presbytery. Presently Mr. Link serves on the board of the San Joaquin Presbytery made up of twenty Presbyterian Churches in the San Joaquin Valley.  He is also chairman of the Tulare County Historical Society and serves as a trustee on the Visalia Public Cemetery Board. He has been a member of the Tulare County School Board since 2012. His hobbies are golf, snow skiing, and travel.


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