Councilmember – Businessman – Social Activist – Producer
Actor – Arts Advocate
Community Leader

Jerry Velasco
El Monte City Councilmember

A long-time El Monte resident, businessman and nonprofit leader, Jerry Velasco has dedicated a lifetime to empowering others, enriching lives and strengthening communities.

 

Jerry is the owner and CEO of Velasco & Associates, a multimedia entertainment company that deals with many artists, corporations, nonprofits, elected officials and community groups. Over his 40 years leading Velasco & Associates, he has developed strong working business relationships that help get things done. Councilmember Velasco has brought and will continue to bring these benefits to the residents and businesses of El Monte.

Service to the Community

El Monte City Councilmember

  • FMR Mayor Pro Tem
  • FMR City Treasurer
  • FMR Planning Commissioner
  • FMR Personnel Commissioner
  • FMR Beautification Commissioner
  • FMR Arts & Public Places Commissioner
  • FMR Sewer Commissioner and FMR Measure GG Tax Committee

El Monte Promise Foundation – Founding Executive Board Member

Greater El Monte Community Hospital – Board Member

*Partial list

County, Regional & Political  *Partial list

  • LA County Alcohol and Other Drugs Commission – appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • LA County Commission on Local Governmental Services – Former Commissioner – appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis
  • San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance – Founding Member, Board Chairperson
  • United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley – Vice-President, FMR President
  • San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District – Trustee
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) – Governing Board Member
  • San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG) – Housing Committee, Central District

Arts, Culture & Nonprofit Affiliations  *Partial list

  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) – Vice-President, Executive Board, Member
  • El Monte Women’s Club – Member
  • Nosotros, Latino Arts Advocacy – President Emeritus, FMR President
  • Ricardo Montalban-Nosotros Foundation and Theater – Co-founder
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG) – Member, FMR Board Member
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) – Member, FMR Board Member,
  • National Association of Latin Elected Officials Education Fund (NALEO) – Founding Member
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) – Member
  • Our Saviour Center – Volunteer

“My parents and mentors taught me the importance of helping others. Whether it was in the entertainment industry or the labor movement – I’ve tried to follow their example and their advice. It is important to speak up for others – regardless of their background – so everyone knows that their voice counts. Now, as a City Councilman, I strive to be a voice for all residents and make sure everyone has equal access opportunities. Right now, that means developing and implementing a pandemic recovery plan. We were moving at a fast pace and in the right direction and making great progress before the pandemic. I know that together we will come back stronger than ever.”

Jerry Velasco
El Monte City Councilmember

Awards & Recognition

*Partial list

  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) – Life Achievement Award in Media Advocacy
  • LA County Indo-American Advisory Council – Man of the Year Award
  • El Monte Women’s Club – Recognition Award
  • World Children’s Transplant Fund – Community Service Award
  • Los Angeles Music and Arts School – Arts Advocacy Award
  • SAG-AFTRA-EQUITY – Service Award
  • Ricardo Montalban Nosotros – Golden Eagle Award, Life Achievement
  • City of Los Angeles – “Latinos in Hollywood,” Contribution Award
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) – Aztec Award, Arts & Community Award
  • Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans – Honored Recipient
  • US Selective Service – Honor Patriot Award
  • Commendation for Selfless Service – LA Mayor James Hahn (2003)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Week White House Guest – invited by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
  • Mexican Presidential Guest – President Miguel de la Madrid (1987), President Vicente Fox (2005)

Experienced.  Tested.  Consistent.  Present.

Experienced.

Tested.

Consistent.

Present.

Vote for Jerry Velasco

November 3, 2020