Hear from some of the Chamber-endorsed City Council Candidates and network with your fellow professionals!
City Council District 1 Candidate: Councilwoman Mary Zendejas
About Mary:Councilwoman Mary Zendejas was elected to represent the 1st District of Long Beach in November of 2019 becoming the first Latina wheelchair user to be elected to public office in the nation. As an infant, she was diagnosed with Polio, and later in High School started using a wheelchair daily. Her passion for living and working hard is rooted in seeing her parents, a field hand and factory worker, provide their children a better life. Their hard work allowed Mary to go to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and become the first in her family to graduate from college.
City Council District 3 Candidate: Nima Novin
About Nima: Nima is a product of the Third District and has lived in the community his entire life. He is the son of a civil engineer and childcare provider who immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. He is one of three children and learned from a young age the value of hard work, family, and community.
City Council District 5 Candidate: Megan Kerr
About Megan: Megan Kerr's life has been devoted to civic improvement. A highly respected leader, Megan was an active volunteer and community advocate before winning a seat on the Long Beach Unified School District in 2014. Having served two terms on the School Board, she now looks forward to bringing her leadership, her work ethic and her passion for public service to the critical work of shaping a strong, sustainable future for Long Beach.
City Council District 9 Candidate: Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie
About Dr. Ricks-Oddie: Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie, Ph.D. lives with her husband Keith and their two children in the Deforest Park Neighborhood in North Long Beach. They chose Long Beach for its unique character, its people, and its energy. With a lifetime of experience as a leader, an advocate, and an effective representative, Joni Ricks-Oddie looks forward to bringing her passion for public service to the work of the Long Beach City Council.
See you there!
Be sure to bring business cards to share while networking and be prepared to share a 30 second elevator pitch with attendees!
Good Afternoon Long Beach Networking ...
Date and Time
Tuesday May 10, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Registration and networking: 11:30am-12:00pm