Rachelle Pastor Arizmendi – Week 4: 30-in-30 honoree

SCLN is proud to honor Rachelle Pastor Arizmendi as one of Southern California Leadership Network’s 30-in-30, a campaign to celebrate SCLN’s 30th anniversary by honoring 30 outstanding alumni throughout 2017.

Rachelle is a graduate of Leadership Southern California class of 2012, and serves as both Mayor of Sierra Madre and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment. As the first woman of color to be elected to the Sierra Madre City Council, she is being recognized in May in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Rachelle, an active member of the community, has served on many boards including California League of Cities; Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council; and the Foothill Workforce Development Policy Board. She also firmly believes in the importance of professional development participating in fellowships such as the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies; the Asian Pacific Capitol Academy through the  California API legislative Caucus; and Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education: NeighborWork’s Achieving Excellence.  To read more about Rachelle Arizmendi’s personal leadership journey, click here (link to blog post).

Watch Rachelle’s video below to learn more about Rachelle’s leadership journey.