Fernando Montes-Rodriguez, District Director
Fernando serves as the District Director for Council District 8 and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the district office and the field staff, as well as planning and coordinating all district-wide events. He works alongside staff and constituents to ensure that city departments are responsive to the needs of the district. He serves as a liaison to LAPD, the City Attorney, local businesses, local community-based organizations and the six neighborhood councils in the district.
Fernando joined Eighth Council District at the onset of its administration in 2015 after leading a renowned education and reentry program servicing the youth at LA County Probation Camp David Gonzales. A native of South Los Angeles, Fernando has dedicated himself to improving the social and economic conditions of marginalized communities. He is the former membership director of Community Coalition, a community-based organization in South Los Angeles. He has also worked with hundreds of residents to implement nationally recognized crime prevention strategies, including the closure of businesses that fostered crime in South Los Angeles.
Fernando earned his MBA in nonprofit management from the American Jewish University and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.