Ridley-Thomas Becomes Chairman of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

On Friday, November 30, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas took the oath of office for a second term.

“I am honored to commit to four more years of serving the constituents of the Second Supervisorial District and to serving the greater County of Los Angeles,” the Supervisor said. “The first four years have moved quickly. We’ve worked to build parks and medical facilities, build transportation and improve access to educational resources, but there is still much more work to be done.”

The theme of the swearing-in ceremony was “From Advocacy to Delivery,” and several speakers on the program highlighted their work and joint efforts to accomplish some of the milestones in the Supervisor’s first term in office.

Participants included: clergy, health officials, children from the Second District’s Children Defense Fund Freedom Schools,  Los Angeles County CEO William T. Fujioka,  and  Ron Miller, Executive Secretary of the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO of the CA Endowment officiated, and Renata Simril, Dodgers Senior Vice President of External Affairs was the mistress of ceremonies.

As a special treat to the roughly 500 attendees, a sneak peak at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, currently under construction, was provided via a computerized virtual tour.