A Sikh woman Preet Didbal was on 3 December 2014 elected as a council member of California's Yuba City that has huge concentration of Sikhs in comparison to other cities. This is the first time that a Sikh Woman is elected to the council of Yuba City.
Preet Didbal was sworn in by her daughter as part of the Yuba City ceremony for new council members. As per the tradition of Yuba City, the new council members are sworn in by their children.
Currently Preet Didbal is a correctional health care services manager in the California Department of Correction. She has also served on the Yuba City Planning Commission for eight years.
Dibal holds an associate degree in nutrition, a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's in public administration.
• Yuba City in California has one of the largest concentration of Sikhs in the United States.
• It is known nationwide for the annual Sikh Day parade, which is attended by the thousands of people from across the country.
• In 2009, Kash Gill became the first Sikh American to be elected as Mayor of the Yuba City.
When: 3 December 2014