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Grace Hu,
Councilmember

Updated April 26, 2018

Grace Hu

Councilmember Grace Hu was elected to the City Council in 1992, served as mayor in 1995–96 and was re-elected to the City Council in 1997. She served a second term as mayor in 1999–2000. In 2017, she was re-elected to the City Council and became Mayor.

She served on the City's Property Preservation Commission from 1991 to 1992. Councilmember Hu is a member of the City Council's Budget/Finance, Performing Arts, Auto Mall and Senior Services/Senior Center committees. She serves as the Council's delegate to the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee, Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19/Waste Management and SELACO Workforce Development Board Policy Board.

A 41-year Cerritos resident, Councilmember Hu is a real estate broker and investment consultant, owning real estate agencies in Cerritos and Artesia. She was named 1996 "Woman of the Year" for the 56th State Assembly District and was listed as one of the top 100 businesswomen for 1999 and 2000 by the "Los Angeles Business Journal."

Councilmember Hu has a graduate degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor of law degree from Catholic Fu-Jen University in Taiwan. She has served on the Rancho Los Cerritos Board of Realtors and the Los Cerritos YMCA, and is a member of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce.

Born in China, Councilmember Hu earned her United States citizenship more than 40 years ago. Councilmember Hu's husband, Tianlai, is an engineer. They have two sons, George and Henry, and a daughter, Gloria.

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