Resident to help oversee college bonds

NORWALK - Downey resident Lisa Ann Rapp has been appointed to the Cerritos College Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the college's use of bond funds and for serving as a "check-and-balance" to ensure that bond proceeds are only used for projects included in the bond measure project list.Rapp was appointed by the Cerritos College Board of Trustees on Aug. 11. The school announced the news last week. Rapp said she was "looking forward" to serving on the committee. "I am a student at Cerritos College, in the Music Department, and so is my husband," she said in a statement. "Both of my sons recently attended Cerritos College before transferring to a four-year university. I think Cerritos College is a great place for people of all ages to pursue their educational interests, and I would like to help in updating the physical environment on campus." Rapp has worked as director of public works for the city of Lakewood for 15 years, where she has been employed since 1990. Her responsibilities include engineering and public works administration; maintenance of parks, city buildings, fleet, street and traffic operations; animal control, solid waste and storm water management; and capital project construction. She is very active professionally, as past president of the Public Works Department of the League of California Cities, and serving on the LOCC Board of Directors from 2008-10. She is also a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association. She was awarded the James L. Martin Award for her career service in public works, as was named 2010 Public Sector Top Leader by APWA SoCal Chapter. Rapp holds a B.S. in civil engineering from USC. "We're very pleased to have Lisa join the committee," said Tom Jackson, president of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. "Her public works background which includes construction and contract management and environmental protection and sustainability is incredibly valuable in ensuring that Cerritos College's bond funds are invested as the voters intended and that projects are completed wisely and efficiently."

********** Published: November 17, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 31