Trina Hineser

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“Do not take ‘no’ for an answer when you are looking for change. Stay curious about the process. When people tell me that something cannot be changed, it really should be that it can’t be changed right now – but if we follow steps xyz, the laws surrounding that policy are always subject to change.”


Trina Hineser is the Board Chair of the San Martin Planning Advisory Committee, where she helps bridge the gap between the people of San Martin and the county of Santa Clara on various community issues. She is also the Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Clara Valley, protecting open space and agricultural land. Hineser has also served as the President of the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance, which is committed to protecting the rural integrity of the San Martin community.