Commissioner Gloria Cordero
PRESIDENT, BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
Gloria Cordero was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia in January 2015. Cordero was also appointed to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors by Mayor Garcia and installed as Long Beach’s representative in September 2016.
Gloria received her MA from the University of Southern California in Public Administration and a BA in Sociology from California State University at Long Beach.
As a principal in Cordero & Associates, Gloria brings her varied background in public affairs and her knowledge of creating an advocacy base for a local utility and public agencies and her ability to work within local communities and with community and business organizations.
In 2006, Gloria was appointed Deputy Director of Community Affairs by newly-elected Mayor Bob Foster to further the vision of the Mayor specifically in the areas of education, workforce development, nonprofits and business and community outreach.
Gloria was named Government Affairs Director for Long Beach City College in 2001.
She was responsible for advocacy for community colleges until 2002, including local, state and federal legislative issues.
Gloria began her career with Southern California Edison in 1983 as an Educational Representative and held that position until 1989. She developed and created energy efficiency and safety programs for school districts in Los Angeles, South Bay and Long Beach.