Public & Governmental Relations

The Director of Public Affairs serves as the District’s chief legislative advocate. Our staff works to cultivate key policy relationships with local, state, and federal policymakers to meet campus needs.

Services we provide:

  • Official point of contact for city, state, and federal legislative staff and elected officials.
  • Assistance with outreach to Cerritos College Board of Trustee members.
  • Legislative bill tracking.
  • Local, state and federal legislative advocacy.
  • Requests to cosponsor legislation.
  • Policy analysis and message development.
  • Letters of support/opposition.

If your department, program, or campus club, would like to invite an elected official or a politically high-profile guest to campus, please contact Miya Walker or call Ext. 2292

Legislative Priorities 

The District’s 2019-20 legislative priorities include five broad categories based on student-centered themes:

  1. Basic Student Needs
    • Affordable public transportation
    • Food and housing insecurity
    • Total cost of education (affordability/financial aid)

  2. Student Equity Groups
    • Veterans, foster youth, LGBTQ+, DACA/AB 540 students, among other protected, marginalized, and under-represented groups

  3. Guided Pathways to Student Success
    • Dual enrollment
    • California Promise Program
    • CTE/Strong Workforce Programs

  4. Infrastructure
    • Facilities (Prop 51 Advocacy)
    • Prop 51 (2016 State Facilities Bond) earmarked 50% matching funds to finance the College’s Health Science Building modernization project.

  5. Employees/Staff Workplace
    • Family leave
    • Pensions
    • COLA
    • Full-time instruction
    • Lactation accommodations