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Community involvement (click here for details)

 

LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee since 2010

 

LA County Commission on Local Governmental Services since 2008

 

Lomita City Councilman 2005 to 2009

 

Lomita Planning Commissioner 2000-2005

Community Development Advisory Board member 1998-2000

Torrance-South Bay YMCA parent-child program leader and volunteer since 1999

Founding board member (1991-present) of the 1010 Development Corporation, a builder and operator of affordable housing with day care and community facilities in Downtown Los Angeles

Supporter of the Lomita Railroad Museum

Life member - South Coast Botanical Garden Foundation for many years (we think it's 25)

 

Professional background (click here for details)
Bachelor's degree from USC in 1984 and master's degree from USC in public administration in 1986
Geographic Information Systems certificate from Cal State University Long Beach in 1998
Over 30 years in public service for Los Angeles County and the City of Carson as an administrator, city planner, geographer and economic development manager.

Active participant in the South Bay Cities Council of Governments since 1995, leading a number of regional projects, including the award winning traffic alert system

Author of numerous articles and co-author of a book on technology in government

Adjunct faculty at the USC Price School of Public Policy since 2007

Previously lecturer on geographic information systems at Cal State University Long Beach with presentations at several conferences

Member Municipal Management Association of Southern California since 1988

Personal (click here for details, click on the picture for a full-sized version)

Married to Margie since 1990 (she is clearly a very patient person!)

Sons Alex and David (who are now much older than in this photo!)

Lomita resident since 1992, South Bay resident since 1988

Producer (with my wife) of five murder-mystery plays - lots of work, lots of fun

Barbershop singer - South Bay Coastliners

School volunteer since 1996 -- a very rewarding activity!

Member of First United Methodist Church of Torrance

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