Belia Ramos has served on the Napa County Board of Supervisors since January 2017, representing the Fifth District. Born and raised in Napa County, Belia is a small business owner, attorney and community activist who is dedicated to making Napa County a great place to live, work and raise a family.
On the Board of Supervisors, Belia has been instrumental in advocating for enhanced fire preparedness, mitigation, detection and suppression. She has supported advancing funding specifically addressing the congested conditions in Southern Napa County. As the County's representative on the Association of Bay Area Governments (the regional council of governments), where she serves as Vice President, she is on the front lines advocating for the balance between housing demands, enhanced funding for housing security and homeless services, transportation improvements and our rural county nature. In her regional leadership role, Belia is focusing on the preservation, protection and production and housing through regional collaboration on a first-of-its-kind funding mechanism with the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority.
Prior to serving on the Board she served on the American Canyon City Council for six years. On the City Council, Belia has played an integral role on issues such as budget, public safety, traffic and transportation, public education, watershed conservation and the arts. She was the incorporator and board member of the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation. In 2012, Belia was appointed by Governor Brown to the 25th Agricultural District Board (Napa Town and Country Fair) where she served until 2018.
Belia is an active community volunteer. She currently serves as President of the Napa County 4-H Council. As a project leader with American Canyon 4-H, Belia teaches baking to our local youth, volunteers at local schools, is an active member of Soroptimist (American Canyon) and supports our many non-profits. Belia is a faculty member of the California State Association of Counties Institute, where she shares her elected experience with new county supervisors and facilitates trainings on conflict competence.
Prior to serving as Supervisor, Belia was a small business owner, a former Visiting Lecturer of Law at UC Davis School of Law, a practicing attorney and a former aide to Congressman Mike Thompson. Belia is a graduate of St. Mary’s College and UC Hastings College of the Law (now UC Law SF). Belia has resided in American Canyon for nearly 20 years.