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Biographical Information

Elected: 11/05/2013
Terms Expires: 11/07/2017
4 Year

Councilwoman Norma Macias was born and raised in the City of El Monte where she attended local public schools and is a graduate of Arroyo High School. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Rio Hondo Community College and transferred to Cal State Los Angeles obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Ms. Macias has over 10 years of experience working in architecture both in the private and public sector. She has recently served as a Project Manager overseeing municipal projects and has been successful in securing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant funds for the city of South El Monte.

Prior to being elected to the City Council, Ms. Macias served as Chair of the Planning Commission and is a founding member of the El Monte Coalition of Latino Professionals. Ms. Macias is an active volunteer for the local Meals on Wheels program servicing the cities of South El Monte and El Monte and is on the board for the El Monte/South El Monte Emergency Resources Association.

Councilwoman Norma Macias currently serves as the City's Delegate for the League of California Cities. Her top priorities in council are promoting economic development, local hiring, tree preservation and tree planting, and providing services for our Seniors and Youth.

Councilwoman Macias resides with her mother, Consuelo, who is actively involved at Nativity Church & Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Her sister, Amalia, teaches 7th grade at Kranz Middle School.