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Tana McCoy becomes newest Compton City Council member

Prior to the Council appointment, McCoy served as an employee of the city for 41 years, thirty years as Council Liaison.

Tana McCoy assumes District 3 seat formerly held by veteran Yvonne Arceneaux, who abruptly resigned from the Compton City Council after six terms in office

COMPTON — Tana L. McCoy was sworn into office Feb. 3 as the newest member of the Compton City Council by City Clerk Alita Godwin. McCoy replaces longtime councilmember Yvonne Arceneaux who resigned in December.

“I am truly honored to be appointed to serve the residents of the third district,” said McCoy. “As a long time Compton resident and civil servant, I understand the issues first hand as well as the opportunities. I believe I’m fully equipped for the challenge and look forward to working with the community and my colleagues to effect positive change in the great City of Compton.”

Mayor Aja Brown echoed McCoy’s confidence.

“I am confident that Councilmember McCoy will be an effective leader and representative for the residents of Compton’s third district,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “I’m looking forward to Councilmember McCoy joining my colleagues on the city council and myself in our work to keep Compton moving forward.”

According to Councilmember Janna Zurita, who lobbied for McCoy, “It is truly a great day in Compton. Tanya McCoy is an outstanding addition to the Compton city council. Our efforts to create jobs, ensure public safety and promote our city are going to be enhanced with Tanya on the city council.”

Prior to her appointment to the Council, McCoy served as an employee of the city for 41 years Thirty years of that time was spent as Council Liaison.

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