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Marissa Martinez, 

Marissa Martinez, is a resident of District 8 and an alum of Jane Addams Elementary, Bancroft MS, and Wilson HS. Martinez recently joined SoLa Impact in South Los Angeles as a project engineer. As a young professional, her resolve is towards addressing the housing crisis in Southern California. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.A. in Urban Studies in June of 2020. Her interests are in affordable and supportive housing, modular construction, transit-oriented communities with multimodal streetscape, and high-speed rail infrastructure.

Participating in the redistricting commission means engaging in a democratic process that strives for transparency and inclusiveness while recognizing the historical context that shaped Long Beach as it exists today. District maps are one framework for how the city operates, and the decisions we make now will have an effect on the next ten years. It is imperative to create an equitable map that will elevate the livelihoods of the people that live and work in Long Beach. To accomplish this, it is crucial that we receive community input throughout the process. Martinez, along with my fellow Commissioners, welcome your participation!