The Metropolitan Forum Project Reviving Citizen Civic Engagement

South Bay Area




    Jacki Bacharach is a former Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilman, currently doing consulting in transportation for Jacki Bacharach & Associates. 310-377-8987.

    Janice Hahn is South L. A.'s elected representative to the Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission. She is Regional Manager for Edison International and lives in San Pedro. 310-783-9395.


    Nancy Au is Executive Director of the WRAP Agency in Westchester and an LSC graduate.

    Paul Bussey has been City Manager of Rancho Palos Verdes for seven and a half years. 310-377-0360

    Chungmin Chu works for the Port of Los Angeles. He is an LSC graduate and a resident of Rolling Hills Estates. 310-732-3799

    Joe Dawidzdak is a self-employed researcher. He was a former City Councilman of Redondo Beach, served on the Board of Directors of the MTA and SCAG Regional Council, where he chaired SCAG's Local Government & Fiance Committee. 310-316-3180

    Barbara Dye is a Palos Verdes resident and a writer who has been a long time legislative advocate for the PTA. She is currently doing condition compliance work with the Ocean Trails Project. 310-544-0407, 310-265-5525

    Vera De Vera is Field Representative for Senator Barbara Boxer. She is an LSC graduate and a resident of Carson. 310-414-5745

    Barbara Fowler is Child Care Director for the Palos Verdes School District. She is an LSC graduate and lives in Rolling Hills Estates. 310-544-2278

    Luisa Gratz is President of ILWU Local 26, President of ILWU Southern California District Council, ILWU International Executive Board member. She lives in Gardena. 213-753-3461

    Margaret Hernandez is Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, immediate Past President of Wilmington Rotary and an LSC graduate.

    LeRoy Jackson is City Manager of the City of Torrance. 310-618-5880

    Robert Kott is Contracts Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. He is an LSC graduate and a resident of Manhattan Beach. 213-367-4348

    Doane Liu is District Director for Congresswoman Jane Harman and lives in San Pedro. 310-783-8220

    Dennis Lord is District Manager for Southern California Gas Co. and a member of the Board of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. 310-732-4242

    Tim McOsker is a municipal attorney. He just resigned from the Los Angeles Charter Commission to take a position as Chief Deputy of the Los Angeles City Attorney. 213-485-6338

    Tom MacFadden is President of Marymount College & President of the Community Association of the Peninsula.

    Robert McCaman is a Field Representative for Assemblyman Steve Kuykendall. 213-541-4614

    Mike Molina works for Green Hills Mortuary and is on the Board of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

    Susie Park is President of the League of Women Voters of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and President of Korean American Education Council. 310-377-4965.

    Dan Reeder is Manager of Marketing Services for Wyle Laboratories in El Segundo, and former press secretary to Supervisor Yvonne Burke. He is an LSC graduate and a resident of Lomita. 310-563-6728

    Christine Lara Rodriguez is a Public Affairs Director for Pacific Bell in the South Bay area. 213-975-6022.

    Marilyn Ryan is a former Assemblywoman and was the first mayor of Rancho Palos Verdes. She is the former Executive Director of California Arts Council. 310-541-6155.

    James Santa Maria is Deputy for Public Policy for Councilman Rudy Svorinich. 213-485-3347

    Chip Scholz is Area Director, Public Sector for Browning Ferris Industries in Gardena. 310-323-2618

    Chuck Taylor is a Field Deputy for Senator Betty Karnette and a former Councilman for the City of Lomita. 562-997-0794

    Joeann Valle is Executive Director of the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce and a resident of Harbor City.

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