Outgoing councilmember and former mayor Laura Lee was also honored at the meeting for her contributions to the community during her eight years on the City Council.
Mayor Chen was elected to the City Council in 2008 and previously served on the City’s Planning Commission, Property Preservation Commission and Community Safety Committee. Chen was re-elected to the City Council in 2009.
Mayor Pro Tem Edwards was first elected to the City Council in 2005 and previously served on the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission and Community Safety Committee. Edwards was re-elected to the City Council in 2009 and has served one term as mayor.
Councilmember and outgoing mayor Joseph Cho, Ph.D. has served on the Council since 2007. He is an active member of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce and is the founder and a member of the Mid-Cities Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
Councilmember Bruce W. Barrows has served on the Council since 2007. He previously served on the City Council from 1994 to 2003, and has served three terms as mayor. Barrows has served on numerous City and regional committees.
First-time Councilmember Mark Pulido has a long history of community involvement, including serving on the ABC Unified School Board from 2001 to 2011. He is currently employed as the District Director for State Senator Alan Lowenthal.