City of Vernon California

Yvette Woodruff-Perez sworn in as Vernon City Council member

April 22, 2015

Press Release (PDF: 152KB)

Vernon, CA – Yvette Woodruff-Perez took her oath of office today as an elected
member of the Vernon City Council. Her election creates a first-ever female majority
and first-ever Latina majority on the five-member Vernon city council in the city's 109-
year history.

In brief remarks following her oath of office, Council Member Woodruff-Perez said, "I'm
truly humbled by this opportunity to serve as your new council member. My training as
a student nurse has taught me to think critically and make informed decisions for the
benefit of my patients. I will be applying those same principals to make good policy
decisions for our city. Since 2011, Vernon has become a better city. If we stay on our
present path, I believe our city will continue to grow and prosper in such a way that no
[future] disincorporation attempt would ever succeed."

"The City of Vernon should continue to strive for a business friendly, desirable
community atmosphere. Our most important resources are our resilient residents,
talented business owners, skilled industrial workers, city employees, and highly trained
public safety personnel," Councilmember Woodruff-Perez said.

Council Member Woodruff-Perez joins Council Members Luz Martinez and Melissa
Ybarra on the Vernon city council. In a 3-to-2 vote of the council today, Mayor W.
Michael McCormick was chosen to retain his current position as mayor. Mayor Pro Tem
William 'Bill' Davis was chosen by unanimous vote to retain his present position as
mayor pro tempore.

For more City of Vernon election information, go to: cityofvernon.org/election