Council Member Nora Garcia


District 3

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Nora Garcia

Nora Garcia has been a proud Pomona resident since the age of 3. The daughter of Mexican immigrants turned U.S. citizens, she was raised to be an active part of the community.

Nora attended San Jose Elementary, Emerson Middle School, and graduated from Pomona High School in 2004.

Nora enrolled in Saint Mary’s College of California in the fall of 2004. While at Saint Mary’s, Nora was a member of several student organizations on campus, but most proudly served with CILSA (Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action) where she completed over 300 hours of community service in one year as part of SALT (Social Action Leadership Team), an AmeriCorps affiliate.

Nora became an intern for Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in the summer of 2006 and then left to study abroad in Oxford, England for the fall 2006 semester. In her senior year, Nora became the inaugural co-leader of the Santiago Community, a residence hall dedicated to faith and community service. Despite her schedule Nora frequently visited her family and friends in Pomona throughout her college and grad school years.

In 2012, after receiving a BA in English, a teaching credential, and two masters degrees from Saint Mary’s, Nora returned to Pomona to be closer to her family. Since her return, Nora has been a part of the Save Our Pomona Public Library and the One Pomona campaigns. Until her election, she was also a member of Clean & Green Pomona. Nora is currently the president of the Friends of the Pomona Public Library, having previously served as the FOPPL treasurer from 2015-2017.

Nora is dedicated to working for residents and with residents to change the City of Pomona. She is committed to positive community change and civic leadership; and values our families, our history, our diversity, and has a vision for the future with eyes set on new and higher expectations. As District 3 Pomona City Councilmember, she is driven to move our City and our Community into the 21st century.

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