Lillian Macías Weiland, JD
Lillian Macías Weiland was born and raised in Guasti, a small village, and Ontario — both in Southern California. She lived and observed the burdens and benefits of living in low-income communities. She is proud of her industrious immigrant parents, who were construction laborers, farm labor workers and swap meet sellers. Ms. Weiland learned the importance of education and preparing for a better future from them and her large extended family. Her parents and siblings spoke Spanish at home, and she remains fluent in writing and speaking the language.
Ms. Weiland holds a law degree from San Joaquin College of Law and an Associate of Arts degree in business. She is currently earning a Bachelor of Science degree in finance at California State University, Fresno - Go Dogs!
During law school, Ms. Weiland managed a law firm and oversaw volunteers for various nonprofit organizations, while having and raising a baby. She has applied her education and experience to generate new revenue for community development and nonprofit organizations, including oversight and implementation of beautification projects at local schools. Ms. Weiland participated in a reading program at Rescue the Children, CVNMTC’s first project, and continues to volunteer with women’s service organizations. Since 1988 she has made her home in Fresno, a city surrounded by beautiful farmland.
Ms. Weiland joined CVNMTC in 2011. With a demonstrated history of progressive learning, experience and growth in the NMTC industry, today she provides project and analytical review, strategic planning and development, regulatory compliance, consultant coordination, marketing, budget preparation, application writing support, and all aspects of operations, including accounting.