Assemblywoman Luz Rivas honors the legacy of The Honorable Assemblymember Cindy Montañez by presenting Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 114 designating Montañez's birthday (January 14th) as Cindy Montañez Day.
Cindy Montañez is the youngest woman elected to serve the City of San Fernando at the age of 25, the youngest woman to serve the California State Legislature at 28, and the first Latina and Democrat to serve as Chair of the powerful Assembly Rules Committee at the age of 30.
When she served as the Assistant General Manager of LADWP, she helped drive LADWP’s transition to a cleaner and sustainable local water supply. Her environmental advocacy led her to be the CEO of TreePeople, becoming the first Latina CEO to lead an environmental organization.
She currently serves on the City of San Fernando’s City Council and is a board member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Her fiery spirit and determination are an inspiration to young girls and Latinas. Her unwavering commitment to serving the residents of the City of San Fernando and the Valley is a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.