YK Chalamcherla was elected to the Folsom City Council in November 2020. Prior to his election to the Council, he served as a City of Folsom Parks and Recreations Commissioner, an Arts and Cultural Commissioner, a County-level Board Member for the American River Parkway Advisory Board, and as a Folsom Community Service Day Steering Committee Member.
YK worked in public service for nearly 25 years, beginning with government work in India and Singapore and most recently with the State of California. In 2019, he launched a Folsom-based IT firm.
As an active volunteer, YK earned the tagline “YK is always in the community” thanks to his involvement with Folsom organizations and nonprofits. He volunteers with Folsom School PTA/PTSO Boards, the HART of Folsom, Friends of Folsom, Friends of Folsom Parkways, and Powerhouse Ministries. For more than seven years, he has hosted California State Jobs Awareness Workshops to share public-sector job opportunities and help others navigate the job application process.
YK first visited Folsom in 2002 to attend a birthday party. At the time, he and his family were living in the Bay area. However, YK fell in love with the community at first sight, and he decided to put down a deposit to purchase a home almost immediately. The family soon relocated to make Folsom their home.