Hi, I'm Kody Jaeger (she/her).
I am an enrolled member of the Quechan Tribe and a descendent of the Bishop Paiute Tribe. I am proud to call our beautiful valley home and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. My passion for our homeland is just one of the many reasons why I would appreciate the opportunity to serve you and our District 3 neighbors as one of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors.
My Professional Journey
I currently work for the Bishop Paiute Tribe as the Assistant Tribal Administrator and am responsible for helping to oversee the day-to-day needs of the Tribe and its employees, as well as identifying opportunities to improve the socioeconomic position of the Tribe at large. Prior to this role, I spent just over five years at the Owens Valley Career Development Center as the Human Resources Director. I believe the greatest asset of any organization or company is its people. I also spent close to nine years at the Torres Martinez (TM) Tribal TANF Program. In my role as Regional Director of Los Angeles County for the TM TANF program, I worked closely with our local city and state governments to meet the needs of our communities. I began my career as a clerk at a local law firm and then spent two years as an administrative child and family specialist at Starview Behavior and Health Group. I am the first college graduate in my family. I received my B.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach, and my AA in General Education from El Camino College.
My Proudest Achievements
While being elected to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors would definitely be one of my proudest achievements, a couple of newsworthy items I am proud to have accomplished in recent years include:
In 2021, I was named a "Hometown Hero" by The Inyo Register. The publication shared "Kody has shopped and delivered groceries to seniors. She also purchased many cloth masks from a local seamstress to distribute to those who need them in the community."
In 2018, I developed and sponsored a community event, "Circle of Strength," which was very successful and highly attended. The Inyo Register also reported on the event. My primary goal with this initiative was to bring awareness to the many resources available to residents of the Bishop Paiute Reservation, a major region within District 3, in addition to the broader Bishop community. During the event, I highlighted individuals who have struggled with addiction and what gave them the strength to quit as well as what gives them strength to continue their sobriety. We have heroes and mentors all around us and it is my hope that this event helped those that may be struggling to find the strength and resources needed to heal.