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Hahn Reappoints Wilmington Resident to Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Reappoints Wilmington Resident to Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn reappointed Loraine “Lorie” Geluz 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. Geluz was first made a trustee in 2017.

“I know that maintaining this special site is a job that Lorie takes very seriously. This is a sacred place for families and a part of Wilmington’s heritage. I’m thankful for her deep commitment to protecting and promoting it,” said Hahn.

Geluz is a lifelong native of Wilmington, and has several relatives buried at the Historic Wilmington Cemetery. During her time as trustee, she has helped bring community awareness to the cemetery through public events held on site.

“My favorite saying is ‘Sí Se Puede’ which means Yes We Can,” said Geluz. “I hope to be able to continue to serve as a Trustee with the cemetery to continue to bring awareness on the beautiful cemetery we have in our community.”

Hahn Appoints Long Beach Community Leader to County’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Appoints Long Beach Community Leader to County’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn appointed Long Beach resident Bob Gill to the Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission (CAAC), which advises the Director of Consumer Affairs regarding the need for changes in procedures, programs or legislation to protect consumers and methods for more effective consumer education.

“Our County commissions help us look after the best interests of residents, and we need people who are committed to the public good in these roles. Bob has shown that commitment time and time again for Long Beach, and now we’re fortunate to have his help in promoting and defending the interests of consumers throughout the County,” said Hahn.

Gill has led large information dissemination meetings and moderated political debates for Long Beach elected offices, and also serves on the Long Beach Police Department Community Advisory Committee that assists the LBPD in improving policies & procedures. He is also president of the Los Cerritos Neighborhood Association. Professionally, Gill has used his information technology and cybersecurity experiences to help inform and protect consumers, and to make consumer processes safer and easier to use.

“I appreciate Supervisor Hahn’s confidence in appointing me to the Consumer Affairs Advisory Commission and want thank the entire Board of Supervisors for this opportunity to help protect and promote the interests of consumers throughout Los Angeles County,” said Gill.

Supervisor Hahn Reappoints Wilmington Resident to Los Angeles Harbor Area Cemetery District 150 150 Hayley Munguia

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.”

Hahn Appoints Lomita Mayor Pro Tem to County’s Quality and Productivity Commission 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Appoints Lomita Mayor Pro Tem to County’s Quality and Productivity Commission

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn appointed Lomita business owner and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Waronek to the County’s Quality and Productivity Commission, which advises the Board of Supervisors on maximizing productivity and efficient service delivery for residents. The Commission provides unique private sector input for the Board. Waronek is owner and President/CEO of M&M Consulting Group, which he founded in 2019 after previous roles in both the private and public sectors.

“Millions of residents depend on LA County services, so we need to ensure that our dozens of departments and offices remain as efficient and productive as possible. Mark knows what it takes to do the work and do it well. He has been a public servant, and he also brings useful private sector experience,” said Hahn.

Prior to founding M&M Consulting, Waronek worked with various other public affairs consulting firms. His career has also included roles in local government. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Hahn’s senior deputy for the South Bay communities, and previously served as Economic Development Deputy for former Los Angeles councilmember for the 15th District Rudy Svorinich, Jr.

“I look forward to continue representing Supervisor Janice Hahn’s 4th District and work hard for all the communities of Los Angeles County, and make a difference in making our County departments better for our constituents!!” said Waronek.

The Quality and Productivity Commission is made up of 17 members with diverse backgrounds and expertise, including in the government, academic, nonprofit, legal, labor, and financial fields. Waronek holds a communications degree from Loyola Marymount University and remains engaged in his community in his free time. He is the public address announcer for football and basketball games at his high school alma mater, Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance. He has been the “Voice” of Bishop Montgomery for 35 years. He also occasionally does voice-overs professionally.

Hahn Reappoints Downey Resident to County’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Reappoints Downey Resident to County’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Juan Navarro has served as Executive Director of Los Angeles Centers of Alcohol and Drug Abuse since 2013


Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn reappointed Downey resident and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Centers of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) Juan Navarro to the County’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs. The Commision, coordinated by the Department of Public Health, advises the Supervisors with the goal of reducing the negative impacts of substance abuse.

Juan Navarro was appointed Executive Director of Los Angeles Centers of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) in 2013 after 26 years as the agency’s Deputy Director of Finance & Operations. Under his leadership, L.A. CADA has elevated the agency’s emphasis on strong community relationships, instituting new partnerships with the office of the Fourth Supervisorial District, L.A. County healthcare providers, justice systems, and social service agencies, as well as the United States Probation Office and the U.S. Department of Health Services’ Mental Health Services Administration.

“Juan has devoted his career to tackling the heartbreaking impact that drug and alcohol abuse have on families and communities. He leads with innovation and with a lot of heart, which is exactly the type of leader we need on this commission,” said Hahn. “I’m grateful for his commitment not only to expanding the work of L.A. CADA, but to deepening and diversifying it as well. He shares our dedication to serving our most vulnerable residents.”

Navarro holds strong expertise in behavioral healthcare development and administration for high-risk populations. He has developed comprehensive care for criminal offenders, substance users living with/at-risk for HIV, persons of color, the LBGTQIA+ community, as well as the persons experiencing homelessness. L.A. CADA services provide: 124 state-licensed treatment beds for adults and 332 Recovery Bridge Housing beds for homeless adults delivered at 31 sites in Los Angeles County.

“I am proud to represent the Fourth Supervisorial District Office on the L.A. County Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs through this new appointment as a Commissioner. Supervisor Hahn has consistently maintained a strong focus on the health of our residents, with a focus on newly emerging issues such as historic mental health system transformation and achievement of greater equity in service access,” said Navarro. “It’s my honor as CEO of Los Angeles Centers on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to work with Supervisor Hahn, other County Supervisors, and my fellow Commissioners to continue to improve L.A. County behavioral health services through landmark programs such as new behavioral healthcare housing and treatment settings.”

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