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AVAQMD Governing Board Member

Andrea Alarcón, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palmdale

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Andrea Alarcón was elected to her first term for City Council on November 8, 2022 and was selected by the Palmdale City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem on December 21, 2022. Alarcón is a Member of the Palmdale Airport Authority, a Director on the Palmdale Financing Authority, Director on the Palmdale Civic Authority, Director on the Industrial Development Authority, Director with the Successor Agency, a Commissioner with the Palmdale Housing Authority, and is a Delegate for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD), California Contract Cities Association (CCCA), League of California Cities Desert Mountain Division, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) General Assembly, the US/Mexico Sister Cities Association, and Director of the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority (PRWA). She also serves as Alternate Delegate for Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts 14 and 20, Business Representative for the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition.

Alarcón holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC with a double major in American Government and Literature along with a minor in Theology. She also holds a Graduate certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Rounding off her educational career, Alarcón earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola Law School. 

Alarcón is an avid activist for women, children, and families.  Her greatest joy is her daughter, Cheyenne who is entering her senior year at UCLA where she is majoring in Labor and Workplace Studies and Public Policy.