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Chico’s Impressive List Includes the Entire Avalon City Council and the Majority of Signal Hill and Long Beach City Councils

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Area 4 includes Long Beach Council District 3, and portions of 2, 4 and 7 as well as the cities of Signal Hill and Avalon on Catalina Island. Elected leaders have spoken in support of Chico to represent them as their LBCCD Trustee.

Chico released the following statement:

“I’m honored to have the support of so many elected leaders, commissioners and community members in Area 4. In my capacity working for Supervisor Janice Hahn, I currently represent these areas and know the needs of the community very well and the community knows me. Together, we will work to ensure Long Beach City College continues to serve as an accessible institution that both educates and empowers our students. I’m committed to responsible budget stewardship and working on policies that expand access to higher education, protect job-training programs, and invest in the latest and best educational technologies.”

Chico’s list of Area 4 electeds:


Mayor Robert Garcia

Vice Mayor Dee Andrews

Councilwoman Mary Zendejas

Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce

Councilwoman Stacy Mungo

Councilmember Roberto Uranga

Councilmember Al Austin

Councilmember Rex Richardson

Senator Lena Gonzalez (CA - 33)

Assessor Jeff Prang, County of Los Angeles

Supervisor Janice Hahn, County of Los Angeles


Mayor Robert Copeland

Vice Mayor Tina Hansen

Councilmember Keir Jones

Councilmember Ed Wilson


Mayor Anni Marshall

Mayor Pro-Tem Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy

Councilmember Yesenia De La Rosa

Councilmember Lisa Lavelle

Councilmember Michael Ponce

Herlinda Chico is a third-generation public servant who has two decades of legislative and public affairs experience. She is a long-time Long Beach resident and education leader. Herlinda has been committed to providing educational access to all, especially marginalized communities. Over the years, she has fostered partnerships with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and local non-profits working with former foster youth, formerly incarcerated youth and young women who escaped human trafficking.

In addition to her leadership in education, Herlinda has served on several important boards and commissions Long Beach City College’s Student Housing Selection Panel, Long Beach City College Basic Needs Task Force, Long Beach City College’s Annual Job Fair Planning Committee, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, Conservation Corps of Long Beach Advisory Board, Cal State Long Beach Latino Economic Impact Study Working Group, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Animal Care and Visioning Task Force, Chair of the Watershed Conservation Authority and as a representative on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. She also serves as a Vice President for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Long Beach Branch.

Herlinda has been recognized for her dedicated community service to both East Long Beach and across the region by several Long Beach organizations, including the Long Beach Branch NAACP President’s Award, Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Whitey Littlefield Bridge Builder Award, Centro Cha’s Excellence in Community Service Award, Cambodian Association of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award and Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell’s Women of Distinction Award.

Herlinda attended Rio Hondo community college and transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where she earned a BA in communications. She is a homeowner in Long Beach’s Traffic Circle neighborhood.


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