Economic Development Advisory Commission

Regular Meeting

6:00 p.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
City Hall, 1st Floor, Room 153
320 W. Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Arthur Fong, Seat One
  • Dominic Lombardo, Seat Two
  • Henry Lo, Seat Three
  • Leilani Morales, Seat Four
  • Philip Smith, Seat Five

Additional Information

Staff Liaison

Acting Economic Development Specialist, Michael Encinas

Commission Information

The Economic Development Advisory Commission consists of five members. Each member shall be either a resident of the city and operate a business or have operated a business or an individual operating a business or had business experience or have a background in finance, economics or development.

Each of the five city council members shall nominate one member for a total of five members. All nominations are subject to ratification by the City Council. However, should a nominee be rejected, the city council member recommending the appointment shall retain appointing authority to submit another nominee. The members serve at the pleasure of the City Council. (Ordinance 2078 § 19 (part), 2011)


It is the responsibility of the Commission to:

  • Monitor implementation of the most current Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted by the city council; the Economic Development Advisory Commission is currently working on public outreach on the 2010 Monterey Park Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Recommend updates or amendments to the Economic Development Strategic Plan as deemed necessary
  • Provide the city council with reports on progress towards meeting economic and community development goals as identified in the Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the city council on the needs of local businesses, and the availability of economic development opportunities and resources