JUDY MATTHEWS, is a Retired Federal Court Support Supervisor (1981-2008), and a 35 year Altadena resident holding a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. Her ability in creating team involvement has been demonstrated in her approach in the delivery of customer service. By joining the Council as a representative, she will bring the necessary assurance that the policies and public service needs are carried out with integrity, dignity, and respect of the office. In 2007, she received a Leadership Award from the Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.
As a proponent of community involvement, she is playing a vital role in the leadership of community organizations for the empowerment of all citizens. She is the newly elected Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Incorporated, Los Angeles Chapter, a non-partisan group, whose program initiatives effect Los Angeles and its surrounding counties. Under her leadership, she organized and empowered citizens by collaborating with the WHITE-HOUSE OFFICE of FAITH-BASED NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS FORUM to address the critical issues facing our communities. This successful event empowered many of the resident citizens. During the 2012 year, she was selected to partner with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), where she participated in a round-table discussion on increasing the awareness of the “National Financial Aid Initiative”.
Judy Matthews is currently a member of the NAACP Altadena Branch, Executive Board and is currently holding the position as Publicity Chair. Other affiliate organizations include: Southern California Women for Obama, Regional Los Angeles County Coordinator; Women with Voices; Women Leadership Forum (National); Wells Fargo and Pasadena Playhouse Diversity Committee; and Southern California Women Health Conference.
As Town Council Member, she expects to collaborate with the constituents in making a difference in the lives of the Altadena residents by ensuring their public service needs are met and maintaining a safe, beautiful community.
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Term Expires 2018
|DAMON LAMONT HOBDY, ESQ is an Attorney at Law (1996-Present) practicing in (among others) the areas of criminal law, family law, civil litigation, and corporate law. Mr. Hobdy represents individuals in both State and Federal Court. He is a 42 year Altadena resident holding a Professional Degree and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), a Masters degree in Public Administration and Specialization in Judicial Administration both also from USC, and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law. He is also a court appointed attorney representing indigent defendants in criminal cases throughout the Los Angeles County area.
In 2011, Mr. Hobdy represented the Los Angels County jail inmate whose case became the center of a federal civil rights probe, by the American Civil Liberties Union, into allegations of deputy abuse of inmates in Los Angeles County jails. He has also been the attorney of record in several published opinions by various courts.
By joining the Council as a representative, he hopes to bring his special skills as a lawyer to be able to recognize any legal issues that may affect the decisions of the Council and the residents of Altadena. As a long-standing resident of Altadena, one of his many goals is to work with the Sheriff’s Department and the constitutents on a grassroots level to target and attack crime in Altadena while simultaneously making Altadena more safe, attractive, and economically viable. He sees the future of Altadena being incorporated as a city.
His Motto is found in a statement taken from Mother Teresa which states, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
As a Town Council Member, he hopes to work with the constituents to affect change for Altadena residents in a positive way – now and in the future. He believes that face to face interaction among the Council and the public is absolutely necessary to bring about a more beautiful Altadena.
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Term Expires 2017