Melissa Ybarra, Mayor (Term Expires - April 2022)
Mayor Melissa Ybarra was born and raised in the City of Vernon. She was elected to the Vernon City Council in a February 17th Special Municipal Election. Mayor Ybarra has worked for over 19 years as an Operations Manager for a printing company in West Los Angeles. Read More
Mayor Ybarra also represents the City of Vernon as an appointed member on the Vernon Housing Commission as well as an alternate to many boards outside the city.
As a resident, Mayor Ybarra was an active member on the Vernon City Elementary School Site Council during the 2002-2003 school year. Mayor Ybarra was a parent volunteer for the Girl Scouts Troop 16795 and supports the Scouts in various events. Mayor Ybarra comes from a family who enjoys sports and continues to provide support for the next generation by being an active member of the Downey Ponytail Softball Association as a Team Manager for the 14 and under and High School divisions.
William "Bill" Davis, Councilman (Term Expires - April 2018)
Councilman Davis was born in Manila, Philippines and came to the United States in 1969, becoming a resident of the City Vernon in 1970. Councilman Davis was appointed to fill-in a vacant seat of the City Council in May of 1981, and was elected to his first four-year term in April of 1984. Councilman Davis retired from Southern California EdisonRead More in 1996 after completing 28 years of service. During his tenure at Southern California Edison, one of the largest electric utilities in the nation, Councilman Davis held numerous positions - working as a lineman, then a foreman and finally as a service planner.
Councilman Davis has not only served the industrial community of Vernon as a City Council Member since 1981, but he has also represented his community by serving as a Board Member of area organizations:
- Los Angeles County Sanitation - 23rd District since 1981.
- Gateway Cities Council of Governments – since 2003.
- Southern California Assoc. of Governments (SCAG).