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The Gateway Cities region includes Artesia, Avalon, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and some unincorporated areas of Southeast Los Angeles County.

The Gateway Cities Service Council usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm at Salt Lake Park Community Center in Huntington Park, located at 3401 E Florence Av. Click here for public transit directions . The public is encouraged to attend and provide input to assist the Service Council improve area bus service. If you would like to comment on topics on the Service Council agenda but cannot attend, or to receive monthly Gateway Cities Service Council meeting agendas, email servicecouncils@metro.net .

The Gateway Cities Service Council was formed in 2003, and is comprised of appointees nominated by the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) and appointed by Metro's Board of Directors. Current Gateway Cities Representatives are listed below with their city of residence, appointment date, and current term:

Danny Hom

Danny Hom
Chair

Non-Elected, City of
Cerritos
Appointed 1/24/19
Current Term
7/1/2021-
6/30/2024

Maria Davila

Maria Davila
Vice Chair

South Gate Councilmember
Appointed 4/25/2019
Current Term
7/1/2020-
6/30/2023

Sean Ashton, Downey Councilmember

Sean Ashton
Downey Councilmember
Appointed 6/25/2020
Current Term
7/1/2020-
6/30/2023

Justin Lawson

Justin Lawson
Non Elected, Unincorporated
Whittier
Appointed 6/24/2021
Current Term
7/1/2021-
6/30/2024

Karina Macias

Karina Macias
Huntington Park Councilmember
Appointed 6/23/2016
Current Term
7/1/2019-
6/30/2022

Samuel Peña

Samuel Peña
Non-Elected, City of
Maywood
Appointed 2/25/16
Current Term
7/1/2020-
6/30/2023

Al Rios, South Gate Mayor

Al Rios
South Gate Mayor
Appointed 7/26/2018
Current Term
7/1/2019-
6/30/2022

Wally Shidler

Wally Shidler
Non-Elected, City of
Walnut Park
Appointed 5/22/2003
Current Term
7/1/2021-
6/30/2024

Lori Y. Woods

Lori Y. Woods
Signal Hill Councilmember
Appointed 2/25/16
Current Term
7/1/2019-
6/30/2022

Mark Dierking, Community Relations Manager, Gateway Cities

Mark Dierking
Community Relations Manager, Gateway Cities

Chad Kim

Chad Kim
Senior Transportation Planner, Gateway Cities