Census Tract 4603.01 is the Northwestern section of Altadena bordered on the west roughly by the Arroyo Seco or the Pasadena City limits thereabout; by Altadena Drive on the south; by Fair Oaks Avenue on the east and along a line following Chiquita Canyon to the transmission lines; and along the transmission lines on the north which border the Angeles National Forest.
Dorothy “Dot” Wong was born and raised in Hawaii then moved to Los Angeles in 1983 to attend college at Loyola Marymount University earning a Bachelors degree in Communications and Business Administration in ’88.
She lived the Hollywood life for 20+ years as Live/Multi-Camera Television Production Associate Director, Production Supervisor and member of the Directors Guild of America. Her production skills easily translated to work as a community organizer specializing in bicycling recreation and sport, bringing world class racing to Downtown LA, Griffith Park, across the County and all of Southern California for well over a decade producing 200+ events to date.
Her love of sports and dedication, Dot reached the pro-elite level of bicycle racing earning a gold medal in mountain biking at the World Masters Games in 2005. She has taken her experience to the community and is an experienced bicycling and pedestrian safety educator certified by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington D.C. She is a leading instructor of Bike Metro Traffic Skills Program working with local advocacy organizations, Bike San Gabriel Valley and LA County Bicycle Coalition, as well as youth Walk ‘N Rollers Bike-Pedestrian Safety programs for schools and community events. She also currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the California Bicycle Coalition.
Recognized as an advocate for environmental issues in the Arroyo Seco, she was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the Arroyo Seco Foundation in 2013. In June 2017, she graduated from the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy, a diverse partnership of residents, cities, local business owners, faith and community leaders, health and environmental justice organizations, and recreation and conservation groups that are working to permanently protect the San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers. Dot is looking forward to creating inspiring programs for youth environmental education and civic engagement supported by the Leadership Academy.
Term Expires 2019
Phone: (626) 765-4275
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.
Term Expires 2018
Phone: (626) 827-1900