Michael Wilson has a long history of committed service in the City of Indio.
Wilson grew up in Indio and has lived in the city for 49 years. Wilson graduated from Coachella Valley High School in 1982 and went directly into the work force and learned on the job as he became a father at the age of 17. Wilson has attended College of the Desert, Riverside Community College, Palo Verde Community College, Crafton Hills College, as well as Hacienda La Puente College gaining units in Fire Science and Fire Service related fields. Wilson is retired from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection after serving the public for 22 years. He held the positions of Engineer, Fire Captain, and Battalion Chief before a back injury forced a disability retirement.
Wilson was first elected to the Indio City Council in 1995 and is currently serving his fourth term as Mayor, with a total of 21 years on the council. In November, Wilson is running to represent Council District 2 in order to continue to create good paying jobs for residents in the city. Mayor Wilson brings stability, leadership, and a historical perspective to the City Council as he understands Indio’s rich history and vision to move Indio forward as a vibrant community.
Over the years, Wilson has been an active member of this community and currently represents Indio on numerous boards, commissions, and committees. They include the League of California Cities Public Safety Committee, the Riverside Region Executive Board, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Council and Transportation Committee, the Riverside County Community Benefit Committee (Indian Gaming), the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Executive Committee, Transportation Committee, and Chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee, the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission, and the Board of the United Way of the Desert.
Wilson and his wife Gina live in the heart of District 2 where they receive frequent visits from their four children and nine grandchildren.