Shanti Landon was elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in November 2022 after serving as the District Director to Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt for more than five years. During her tenure there, she focused on policy analysis and development, constituent relations, and coordinating with various local officials and departments on County issues. She serves as a Board member at Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center, is a Rotarian, and served as a member of Assemblyman Kevin Kiley’s Civic Advisory Committee before he was elected to Congress.
Shanti was raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Jackson, California and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in religious studies from California State University, Sacramento. After working in the executive office of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Shanti worked as a freelance journalist and contributor to the Huffington Post. She was also a blogger and public speaker, speaking at Northern California women’s retreats.
She and her husband, Chris, have been married since 1998 and have five children. As an adoptive mom of four children from foster care, Shanti is passionate about helping meet the needs of kids living in the foster care system, as well as supporting the families who adopt them. She and her family have lived in Placer County since 2005 and love to explore the beautiful outdoors and enjoy the many activities available to families in the area. Shanti loves spending time with her family, dog Huck, enjoying good chocolate, and getting to know the people in her community!