February 6, 2024

Supervisor Hahn Reappoints Wilmington Resident to Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District

Theresa Morales has served as trustee since 2018

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn reappointed longtime Wilmington resident and community leader Theresa Morales to the Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District. The District is entrusted with operating and preserving the Historic Wilmington Cemetery, which was built by Phineas Banning in 1857. Morales was first made a trustee in 2018.

Morales has lived in Wilmington since 1968, graduating from Phineas Banning High School before earing an Associates Degree in history from Los Angeles Harbor College. She has been involved in community service since her high school days.

“The Historic Wilmington Cemetery is not only a sacred place for the families who have loved ones buried there, but a treasured part of Wilmington’s history and heritage. We depend on the work of the District to maintain this special place, and Theresa has clearly demonstrated her commitment to that goal,” said Hahn.

Her service to Wilmington goes beyond the Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District. Morales has served as a board member for the Wilmington Pony Baseball and worked with the Wilmington Pilot Pop Warner Football League as well.

“I am honored to be reappointed by Supervisor Hahn to continue serving the county as a trustee with the Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District,” said Morales. “I would like to continue working both for and with the community to ensure families continue to have the beautiful resting place they deserve.”

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