As a Councilmember, Vice Mayor and Mayor, Len Augustine helped push projects that rejuvenated the downtown core through the Town Square and the Creekwalk. He worked to expand the senior center and formed the Commission on Aging and Senior Roundtable. Recognizing the $1.5 billion impact of Travis Air Force Base on the regional economy, Len was part of the successful lobbying effort for the C-17 mission and led Vacaville's efforts for affordable housing for military families. As a transportation leader, he helped convince CalTrans to move up the schedule of interstate improvements through the region by more than two years - improving the flow of traffic.
A native of the Pennsylvania coal mining country, Len lost his father when he was just eight years old. His mother worked two jobs to ensure young Len would have the opportunity to succeed and serve - and he did. After graduating from Lehigh University with a degree in Engineering, Len went on to a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, commanding the 89th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force - best known for its role operating and maintaining the Air Force One fleet. Colonel Augustine retired as a command pilot with more than 5,000 hours, including 700 combat hours.
Len and his wife, Sue, a retired library assistant, have two sons and two grandchildren.