Council Member Heber Marquez
Heber was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and came to Los Angeles at a young age. He is a proud product of LAUSD schools including Nueva Vista, Nimitz Middle School, and Bell High School. He earned a B.A. degree and Teaching Credential in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Language and Literacy from Cal State Long Beach and a MA degree in School Leadership from Cal State Dominguez Hills. He is currently working on his Doctoral Degree in School Leadership from USC with a focus on Educational Psychology and research on Motivation in schools.
Councilman Marquez embodies the true sense of the words “Servant Leader.” With over 15 years as an educator, Heber also brings with him a duty of civic engagement and does so by leading by example. He not only designs and coordinates strategic intervention for secondary scholars at Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, but you will most likely see him running around the city in preparation for the LA Marathon and many other races with Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA). He’s also been an active member of several groups at St. Rose of Lima.
Councilman Marquez continues to advocate for our youth, believes in growing a positive transparent budget, and working on making Maywood a safer place to live for all. He represents the City of Maywood at the Gateway Cities of Government, COG 710 AdHoc Committee, and the LA County Sanitation District 1. In January, he joined the United States Conference of Mayors where he represented Maywood in Washington DC with many other mayors from across the United States.
As an exemplary servant of our city, Mayor Marquez was a guest of the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden at the White House where he was a member of the delegation of United States Latino Mayors. He encourages everyone to join the council meetings, attend city events, and be active members of the Beautiful City of Maywood. Councilman Marquez is ready to meet with you over some tea or agua fresca to share ideas and answer any questions you might have.