Renée Taylor was elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in 2008. She represents Ward 1, which includes Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale and part of Folsom. She was appointed to a vacant seat in 2007. Taylor served as president of the Board in 2011.
Taylor is a near-lifetime resident of Sacramento County. She has an extensive record of community involvement through Forma Communications, her communications consulting firm, and through numerous volunteer and appointed positions. Taylor has worked for public- and private-sector clients in a variety of industries, including energy, transportation and land development. In 1998, she led the formation of the Fulton Avenue Improvement Association and served as its executive director for three years.
Taylor is the president and CEO of the Northern California World Trade Center, which works to connect businesses with local, statewide, and international resources.
Taylor served more than seven years on Sacramento County planning councils. She has served on the boards of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento and the Sacramento Metro Chamber and is currently a member of the SACTO Board of Directors. She has served on the American River Parkway Plan Update Committee and is a member of the Fair Oaks Village Enhancement Committee.
A graduate of Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, she holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Fair Oaks with her husband and two daughters.
You can email her at Renee.Taylor@smud.org