Sam Couchman

Sam Couchman was raised in Brawley. He attended local schools and obtained a Bachelors degree in Social Science from San Diego State University. Mr. Couchman joined the Brawley City Council in 2009 and is most proud to have contributed to establishing the Veterans Wall in Plaza Park and Brawley Fire Station No. 2. With a keen appreciation for history and interest in harnessing opportunities for the future, Mr. Couchman aims to advance Brawley’s quality of life by promoting recreational programming, a safe community and reliable infrastructure. As a City Council Member, Mr. Couchman works as an appointee to the Overall Economic Development Commission, Brawley Chamber of Commerce Board Directors and the Advisory Commission for the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District.

With a passion for history’s lessons, Mr. Couchman’s hobbies include the collection of militaria and coins. As a history buff, he frequently provides historical re-enactments of the Civil War period to enthusiastic audiences of local school age children. Mr. Couchman is also actively involved in many local organizations. He currently serves as President of the Brawley Rotary International Club, in addition to serving as Treasurer for Imperial Valley Coin Club, and member of the Imperial Valley Rifle & Pistol Association, the Imperial County Historical Society, Brawley Elks Lodge, Hidalgo Society, and Stockmen’s Club of Imperial Valley.

Mr. Couchman retired from the County of Imperial in 2010 as the Workforce Development Office Director after thirty-five years of public service. Together, he and his wife, Wanda, have four grown sons and two grandchildren.