2nd Vice President – Anthony Garcia
Anthony Garcia was born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, California. Anthony attended Farmdale Elementary and in 1971 attended El Sereno Jr. High School arriving during the onset of the Chicano Movement. Anthony’s first day of school was eye opening to be right in the middle of the school walk outs and students protesting against the L.A.P.D. and standing up for their Civil Rights. Anthony came to learn that the students were being organized and led by, none other than Anthony’s Uncle, Salvador Castro! Anthony’s mother was a caring, protective and conservative single parent, not choosing to thrust any of her six children into that Political arena just yet, keeping the family information to a minimum and always persisted higher education. Anthony at a later age also learned from his mother that he is a descendant of the illustrious Mexican Revolutionist, Emiliano Zapata.
Anthony continued on to Wilson High School in L. A. and competed in various high school competitive sports. After being introduced to Political Government, Anthony had an eye on Administration of Justice and the Law Enforcement field. With the pursuit of Careers in Business and Administration of Justice Degrees, attended East Los Angeles College, Rio Hondo and L.A. City Colleges. In the interim, also began a career working as a Union Carpenter and attended carpentry night school and graduated after four years to obtain the Journeyman Carpenter status.
After being so fascinated with the larger scale construction projects, Anthony chose to pursue that career path. While attending Trade Technical College, he was certified in the courses of Building Codes.
Anthony landed a position with the City of Los Angeles as a Carpenter working for the San Pedro, Harbor Department Division. After a few years, he was promoted to Building Inspector for the Department of Building and Safety. Anthony currently holds the position of Senior Construction Inspector for the Department of Public Works and has had a rewarding career with the City of Los Angeles for the last 30 years.
Anthony has been a proud member of LACECA for approximately 12 years, and as the 2nd Vice President chosen by the members, hopes to bring new thoughts, fresh ideas and a sense of compatible fellowship to our members, the Board and to support LACECA’s goals and objectives with pertinence to the alignment of the our Mission Statement of encouraging and promoting Latino City employees for advancement in City service.