Teresa Real Sebastian, J.D.  
City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 626-307-1255


Teresa Real Sebastian
Elected: 2011
Re-elected: 2015 (First term of office under Ordinance No. 2096).

Committee Assignments
Currently serves on the following committees and boards as a city representative:

  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Southern California Association of Governments
  • LAX Community Noise Roundtable
  • LA County Sanitation District
  • 710 Coalition

Biography
  • Founded Beautify MPK program (held 10 city park community clean-ups as of 12/2014)
  • Founded a veteran internship program
  • Founded Geranium Festival
  • Founded Holiday Snow Village
  • Chaired the three Monterey Park Centennial Summer Concerts
  • Practicing attorney for over 20 years, addressing business, legal, and financial matters
  • California Real Estate Broker for over 20 years (commercial real estate)
  • Founded private commercial real estate company providing financial advice
  • Former Legal Counsel for Fortune 500 Television Entertainment Companies
  • Obtained Certified Commercial Investment Member designation
  • Have or held membership in the Mexican American Bar Association, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, ELLA - Executive Latino Leadership Association, Monterey Park Woman’s Club
  • Former Commissioner on Monterey Park's Economic Development Advisory Commission
  • Recipient of Woman of the Year 2014 by the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women
  • Volunteer Work: Former Neighborhood Watch Captain, Monterey Park Citizen's Academy Program, Habitat For Humanity (Katrina -Gulfport, Mississippi), Heal the Bay; Midnight Mission; Union Station; Animal Acres
  • Advisory Committee for East Los Angeles College: Business Administration Department
  • Active supporter of Merci, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and St. Jude's Hospital
  • Speak, read, and write fluent English and Spanish; studied Italian and Armenian
  • Completed four LA Marathons, a Pasadena Half-Marathon, and several 5K runs including the Monterey Park Centennial Pajama 5K
  • Whittier College School of Law - Juris Doctorate
  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona - Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance, real estate, and law
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Sacred Heart of Mary High School Alumni
  • Married to Armen Sebastian
  • Family moved to Monterey Park in the 1970s
 

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