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Frank Aurelio Yokoyama,
Councilmember

Updated August 30, 2022

Frank Aurelio Yokoyama

Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2017 and became Mayor Pro Tem in 2019. He was re-elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2022. A Cerritos resident since 1976, Councilmember Yokoyama previously served as a Cerritos Planning Commissioner from 2011 to 2013.

Councilmember Yokoyama serves as the Council's delegate to the Southern California Association of Governments General Assembly. He is the City's alternate delegate to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors (Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19).

Councilmember Yokoyama is a member of the League of California Cities Asian Pacific Islander Caucus and was appointed to the League of California Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee and Community Services Policy Committee in 2021 and 2022. He achieved Level I – Leadership in the League of California Cities Mayors & Council Members Leadership Academy Torch Program. Councilmember Yokoyama has served on the Executive/Administration Committee (EAC) of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) since 2020. He was appointed to SCAG's Scholarship Committee in 2021 and 2022 and to SCAG's Bylaw and Resolution Committee and its Racial Equity and Regional Planning Subcommittee in 2022. He is a member of SCAG's Community, Economic and Human Development Committee for which he served as Vice Chair in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 and was named Chair for 2022-2023. He served on the Rancho Southeast REALTORS® 2021 Nominating Committee and is on the Rancho Southeast Local Government Relations and Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Committees.

Councilmember Yokoyama is a local businessman, attorney and a youth sports coach. He graduated from UC Berkeley Business School and Harvard Law School. In honor of his service as a volunteer coach for the City's Youth Sports Leagues, Councilmember Yokoyama earned the Merit Award in 2013 for coaching six sports teams, the Commendation Award in 2014 for coaching 10 sports teams and the Mayor's Award in 2020 for coaching 20 sports teams.

Councilmember Yokoyama and his wife, Wendy, are parents to daughter Makenna and son Maddox.

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