President Fierro Joins L.A. River Revitalization Effortsto Earn College Credit

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Dr. Jose Fierro moderating the panelNORWALK, 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.”

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About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at