The 5th District is the largest Council district, with the most streets, sidewalks, trees and park land. Selecting a knowledgable and responsive team was key to ensuring our residents get access to the services and resources needed to maintain and improve our quality of life. I’m excited to introduce you to the team that will be hard at work both at City Hall and out in the field making sure our neighborhoods are safe and clean. My staff and I are looking forward to getting to know and work with more of you.
• Michael Clements, chief of staff– Michael has been a City Council chief of staff for several years and is looking forward to working in the district where he grew up. After graduation from Long Beach Poly and attending CSULB for his undergrad and graduate degrees, Michael worked in banking and finance for over 10 years before coming to work for the City in 2010. Michael has built a strong relationship with the prior 5th District chief of staff, who has provided valuable input while also embarking on her new technology career.
• Allison Anderson, field deputy and business liaison– Allison comes to us with a degree in American studies from CSUF and nine years of customer relations experience, most recently at a local business. A Long Beach native, she spends her free time volunteering with several local organizations and dining with friends at local Long Beach eateries.
• Heidi Wiersma, field office coordinator– Heidi will graduate from USC’s Price School with a masterss of public administration in spring 2015. She brings a gentle heart, having spent two years serving others as a Peace Corps volunteer. Originally from Washington state, when it came time to move to Southern California for school, there was no question Long Beach was the place she wanted to live.
Our mailing list now exceeds 8,000 residents. We will utilize this to communicate regularly and get feedback from the community. We will send out our Neighborly News regularly to keep you up-to-date on important agenda items and events in the District and the city. I look forward to working with you to ensure the 5th District is thriving.
Long Beach Councilmember