President Fierro Joins L.A. River Revitalization Effortsto Earn College Credit
FOR IMMEDIATEL RELEASE: July 24, 2018
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; 562-653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. – July 24, 2018 – Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Jose Fierro moderated a panel on the Los Angeles River revitalization project hosted by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon during the SELA Arts Festival in South Gate on July 21.
Dr. Fierro led the panel of water experts that included Cerritos College alum Speaker Rendon in a discussion about efforts to revitalize the river. Speaker Rendon is leading efforts to transform the river and the community. The international panel titled Urban Water and River Revitalization: A Global View featured successful urban river revitalization cases from cities around the world, including the Netherlands, Korea, and Colombia.
“The L.A. River revitalization project is crucial to a healthy lifestyle among the region’s residents. Sustainable river landscaping and beautification will bring a safe and open environment for residents to gather and utilize,” said Dr. Fierro. “With the lower half of the river located in the College’s district, I am excited to join the effort to revitalize the river and the surrounding area for our community.”
For more information about Dr. Fierro and Cerritos College, visit www.cerritos.edu.