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Citizens' Advisory Committee

Measure A established a five-member Citizens’ Advisory Committee to periodically review the City’s use of revenues generated by the tax and make recommendations to the City Council with regard to the use of the tax. The members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Steven Neal, Chair

Steve Neal serves as Civic Engagement Advocate at Molina Healthcare. Steve is also a minister, and served North Long Beach as District Nine Councilmember on the Long Beach City Council. He is a former board member of the Southern California Association of Governments, the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board and the Long Beach Freedom Schools program. He currently serves as a board member to the Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Steve lives in Long Beach in District 9. 

Jane Netherton, Vice Chair

Jane Netherton is the Chair Emeritus of International City Bank, and formerly the CEO and Board President there. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry and has a long history of public service in Long Beach, including terms on the Board of Directors for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the CSULB Foundation. She also served as Chair of the Redevelopment Agency and is active in the Rotary Club. She lives in Long Beach in District 3. 

Judy Ross, Member

Judy Ross was the longtime Executive Director of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership before retiring in 2014. She previously worked for the United Way, and in the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services as the agency's first director for the Tobacco Education Program. Judy is past President of the Junior League in Long Beach and served on the Long Beach City College Foundation Board. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and lives in Long Beach in District 3.

Mary Stephens, Member

Mary Stephens is the Vice President for Administration and Finance at California State University, Long Beach. She was previously Vice President for Business and Finance at Cal State Stanislaus, and Executive Project Manager at Cal State Channel Islands. Mary serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Long Beach Associates. She holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mary is a resident of downtown Long Beach and lives in District 1. 

Miles Nevin, Member

Miles Nevin is Director of the President’s Office at Long Beach City College and was previously Executive Director of the California State Student Association. He serves as Vice Chair of Long Beach’s Citizen Police Complaint Commission and as a Member of the Lakewood, Long Beach, and Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency Oversight Boards. Miles holds Bachelor and Master degrees from CSU Long Beach and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership. He lives in Long Beach in District 2.