LACCOA: Second District

Carlene Davis


Commissioner Carlene A. Davis is Co-Founder of Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance, VP of Strategy and Evaluation for California Black Women’s Health Project, and Principal of Strategy Muse Coaching and Consulting. She is also a Board Member of Village Movement California. Carlene earned a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Southern roots, she is a native Angeleno and life-long South Los Angeles resident and a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Commissioner Davis was appointed to LACCOA in 2022.

Maria F. Fernandez


Commissioner Maria F. Fernandez has developed her professional career experience over the past thirty-eight years through various positions in Operations/Administration and Event Planning. Since 2003 she has been with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, a non-profit organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. Commissioner Fernandez was appointed to LACCOA in 2023.

Maria F. Fernandez

Scott Houston

Commissioner Scott Houston is an elected member of the Board of Directors of West Basin Municipal Water District, a public water agency that serves 17 cities and nearly 1 million residents. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southern California Water Coalition. Commissioner Houston frequently speaks about the challenges facing our global water supplies and has authored articles on topics including leadership in California water governance; water safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic; and the increased public acceptance of recycled water to meet our supply needs. A resident of El Segundo for more than two decades, Commissioner Houston has served in numerous organization leadership roles, and on multiple boards and commissions. His professional background includes management experience in communications and manufacturing. Commissioner Houston was appointed to LACCCOA in 2022.

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