City of Vernon California

Members' Bios

The Vernon Housing Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the last month of every quarter (March, June, September & December) at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber located at Vernon City Hall.

Staff Contact Information:

  • Carlos R. Fandino, Jr. Commission Director
  • Vernon City Hall
  • 4305 Santa Fe Avenue
  • Vernon, CA 90058
  • Phone: (323) 583-8811, ext. 398
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commissioner Bios

Melissa Ybarra, Chairperson

Commissioner Melissa Ybarra, born and raised in Vernon, is an active member of the school site council at Vernon City Elementary and an active team manager for the Downey Ponytail League. Her current term expires August 10, 2017.

Kyle Cooper, Vice Chairperson
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Hector Garcia, Commissioner
Commissioner Hector Garcia is currently employed by Farmer John as their environmental engineer since 2008. His current term expires August 10, 2015.

John Kriste, Commissioner
Commissioner John Kriste has been a resident of Vernon for 37 years and retired from the Vernon Fire Department with 39 years of service. His current term expires August 10, 2015.

Steve Froberg, Commissioner
Commissioner Steven Froberg has been a resident of the City of Vernon since 2008.  Commissioner Froberg works for the Medical Board of California as a regulatory Inspector investigating violations and enforcing compliance of the rules and regulations governing the practice of medicine in the State of California. His current term expires August 10, 2017.

Steven Florman, Commissioner

Bio coming soon...

Frank Gavina, Commissioner

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