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File #: 21-1056    Version: 1 Name: Mayor - Non-Charter Appointments
Type: Appointment Status: Approved
File created: 10/4/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to receive and approve appointments and reappointments to Non-charter Commissions.
Attachments: 1. 101221-R-15sr.pdf, 2. 101221-R-15 Revised.pdf
Recommendation to receive and approve appointments and reappointments to Non-charter Commissions.


New Appointments

Airport Commission

Dede Rossi – Partial term through June 2022
Deirdre “Dede” Rossi is 3rd Council District resident and previously served as the Executive
Director of the Belmont Shore Business Association for 10-years before retiring just last year. Prior
to her leadership at the Belmont Shore Business Association, she was deeply involved in our
community through her work as Assistant Athletic Director at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) for

Mireya LaFarga – Partial term through June 2022
Mireya LaFarga is a 9th Council District resident and currently works as a Bilingual School
Psychologist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mireya also has previous experience as a
Supervising Behavioral Therapist for California United Service Providers and for the Center for
Autism and Related Disorders. Mireya holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in
School Psychology from Cal State Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor
in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA.

Board of Examiners Appeals and Condemnation

Henry “Mike” Tovar – Partial term through June 2022
Henry “Mike” Tovar is a 7th Council District resident and is currently retired from the engineering
and construction field. Over the course of his 41-year career, Mike focused primarily on public
infrastructure and related support services. He served as an engineer and a construction/program manager at job sites where a major responsibility was to monitor and track contractor adherence
to local and state regulations, codes, ordinances and permits.

Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities

Dr. Nicholas Matthews – Partial term through June 2022
Dr. Matthews is a 3rd Council District resident. He is currently a tenured professor at Cerritos
College where he serves as a distance education coordinator for acces...

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