Jeffery Tardaguila is a Sacramento native who has returned to Sacramento after 25 years in Los Angeles working in the computer industry.
Upon returning to Sacramento, Jeffery engaged in his community by attending Regional Transit board meetings, thus beginning his decades long transportation advocacy work. In 2008 Jeffery began attending Sacramento City College and connected with the Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS). At City College, he was also involved in student government which led to advocacy work around disability issues within higher education.
In addition to his RIL board duties, Jeffery is currently serving as Treasurer for Disability Organizing Group For Initiating Total Equality (DOGFITE) and also co-chairs DOGFITE’s Housing Committee. He is an active member of Sacramento Transit Riders’ Union (Sac TRU), Sacramento Tenants’ Union, Older Womens’ League, California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) and a number of additional coalitions.
Jeffery is eager to lend his voice and effort to furthering RIL’s mission and outreach within the community. Through attendance at a wide variety of community meetings and public engagement, Jeffery brings disability community exposure, insight and builds community connections.
Jeffery’s mind is always active, but to relax, he does enjoy kicking back with his collection of movies, classical music and the occasional trip to the theater.