Whittier, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn appointed Whittier resident Abigail Marquez to the Los Angeles County Children and Family First Commission which oversees funding for First 5 LA.
“This commission’s work gets at the heart of our most important work in Los Angeles County supporting local families so they have the resources they need to raise strong, healthy, engaged kids,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Abigail has dedicated her career to disrupting the cycle of poverty that so many of our residents are caught in and she will be an asset for this important commission.”
Abigail Marquez has worked for close to twenty years for the City of Los Angeles advancing anti-poverty programs and policies. She currently serves as General Manager of the Community Investment for Families Department. She has played an active role in implementing homelessness prevention programs, leading the implementation of L.A.’s Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program as well as the children’s savings account program, Opportunity LA.
“I want to thank Supervisor Hahn for this appointment and for the opportunity to align both my professional and personal commitment to the vision, mission, and values of First 5 LA,” said Abigail Marquez. “I look forward to working with the County Board of Supervisors, the team at First 5 LA, and a diverse set of stakeholders to advance programs and policies aimed at disrupting the cycle of generational poverty through greater investments in early childhood systems.”
Abigail resides in the city of Whittier with her husband and two daughters.