City of Vernon California

Honorable Yvette Woodruff-Perez Elected Mayor of Vernon

Press Release

Vernon, CA (April 18, 2018) –  At the council meeting of Tuesday, April 17, members of the Vernon City Council certified the City's 2018 General Municipal Election results and selected a new mayor and mayor pro-tempore.

Honorable Yvette Woodruff-Perez was unanimously selected as mayor by the five-member Vernon City Council while Honorable William J. Davis was elected as mayor pro tempore.

Woodruff-Perez was elected to the Vernon City Council in April of 2015, and is serving a five year term.  As a member of the city council, Mayor Woodruff-Perez has represented Vernon on the board of several area organizations including the Southern California Association of Governments and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.  Her election to the city's five-member council established the first-ever female council majority as well as the first-ever Latina majority in the city of Vernon's history.  As a registered nurse, Mayor Woodruff-Perez holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. For over a decade, she has worked in public safety communications as an emergency medical dispatcher and 911 operator.  Mayor Woodruff-Perez is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Through the City's 2018 General Municipal Election held on April 10, Davis was re-elected to serve another five year term on the Vernon City Council.   Having served as mayor and mayor pro-tempore in recent years, Davis was unanimously elected by the city council to succeed Mayor Woodruff-Perez as mayor pro-tempore.


The City of Vernon was founded in 1905 to create jobs in California.  Vernon's 1,800 businesses create more than 105,000 jobs in the Los Angeles area – including 55,000 jobs within the City's 5.2 mile boundary.  The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation designated Vernon as California's 'Most Business Friendly City.' Vernon generates more than $330 million in state income and sales taxes, $1.1 billion in taxable spending.  Vernon's businesses provide more than 4.4 billion in salaries and wages annually for workers in Los Angeles County.  For more information, go to

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