DOWNEY - The City Council Tuesday presented a certificate to Jason Valle for his appointment to Downey's Public Facilities Financing Corporation for District 2.Valle, who founded and operates a financial services firm specializing in investment planning and structured settlement annuities, fills a vacated position. He will join three other members of the Public Facilities Financing Corporation: Carl Jackson, Carlos Galvan, Jr. and David Gafin (whose appointment was approved Tuesday). District 4 remains a vacant position. Each council member appoints their choice to serve on the committee, which is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose specific and primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to the city of Downey by financing the acquisition, construction, improvement and remodeling of public buildings and facilities. Valle, who is a third generation Downey resident and member of Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis, graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute and later received a BA degree from Loyola Marymount University, where he made the Dean's List and served as president of the Honors Society. Mayor Mario Guerra cited Valle's experience in the finance field as a reason for appointing him to the vacant position. Aside from running his firm, Valle has been actively involved and volunteers his time with the South East Area Social Services Funding Authority, Goodwill Industries, and the city of Los Angeles Rapid Response Team, educating individuals and business owners about financial planning to prevent layoffs and avoid company closures. Valle is married to his wife, Natalie. They have a daughter, Jacqueline.
********** Published: Nov. 14, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 31