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Council Member Ginna Escobar

 

District 5


Ginna E. Escobar

Ginna E. Escobar, was elected in November 2010 to represent District Five covering the Phillips Ranch, Westmont and Cal Poly areas. In addition to currently being the youngest member  of council, Ms. Escobar is an entrepreneur in her own district.
 

She is the daughter of Ginna and Cesar Escobar, and has lived in Pomona her whole life. Ginna attended local schools such as Decker Elementary, Lorbeer Middle School, Pomona Catholic High School, Mt. San Antonio College, and the University of La Verne. Her extensive public and private education allowed her to earn two national Championships on the Speech and Debate team with Mt. San Antonio College. In 2009, Ginna received a Gold Medal in Speech to Entertain, a Gold Medal in Interpreters Theater, and a Bronze Medal in Duo Interpretation. In 2010, she obtained a Silver Medal in Speech to Entertain, a Bronze Medal in Interpreters Theater, and a Bronze Medal in Dramatic Interpretation. 

Other notable achievements of Ginna's include being an accomplished singer, choreographer and dancer, model, actress, and even a distinguished black belt in martial arts. She is a member of the Thespian Society and has toured internationally performing musical theater in New York, Las Vegas, France and England. In 2004 she recorded at Abbey Roads Studio, London, UK with Karousel Kids, a non-profit organization based out of Claremont, California. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Rainbow Award with Karousel Kids. She also was crowned Miss Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce 2004-2005. In 2005 she was crowned and proudly reigned as Miss Teen Pomona. 

For two years she was an Activities Assistant at Inland Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pomona, providing activities such as exercise, reading, monthly dinners, and daily games for the elderly. She is also active in her parish at Saint Josephs Catholic Church. Ginna continues to volunteer for a variety of causes because she understands the value of community and charity.

Ginna is a delegate for the California Contract Cities Association, a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, an alternate delegate of the Downtown Pomona Owner Association, and part of the Four Corners Transportation Coalition. She is also on the City Council Budget Ad Hoc Committee, and City Council Cultural Planning Advisory Committee. 

Ginna’s passion for the performing arts motivated her to be an active member of the community because she cares about health, fitness, and emotional well-being . In June 2011 she opened her dance studio located in the Phillips Village Shopping Center. Her extraordinary ability to relate with people of all ages is reflected in her business philosophy which caters to people from ages 2-92. Ginna is a strong supporter of community revival and shopping locally in order to support her neighborhood.

 

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