A native of Cambridge, MA, Lanie Wheeler moved to California in 1963. She has lived in Palo Alto since 1966. In 2003 Lanie was named Tall Tree Outstanding Citizen for her exceptional contributions to many volunteer and nonprofit organizations. A longtime CFO of Palo Alto Community Child Care, she remains an ardent volunteer with such organizations as Kiwanis, Palo Alto History Museum, and the Palo Alto Community Fund. With 20 years of service to the city on the Planning Commission, City Council, and as Mayor, Lanie has developed a deep understanding and love of our Palo Alto community.