The purpose of the Friends of El Centro Community Services Foundation is to promote and assist the City of El Centro with community service projects and programs. The Foundation’s focus is on the El Centro Public Library, and parks and recreation facilities and programs for the benefit of the residents of the City of El Centro. The Foundation convenes at 12:00 pm bi-monthly on the first Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November.
Board of Directors
President – Martha Cardenas-Singh
Vice President – Peter Gutierrez
Treasurer – Victor Zazueta
Board Member – Carol Fisher
Board Member – Todd Evangelist
Accepting Applications for Board of Directors
The Friends of El Centro Community Services Foundation Board is comprised of three or five Directors who serve two (2) year terms. The current Board structure is that of five (5) Directors comprised of a current El Centro City Council member, two members of the Library and Community Services Commission, and two (2) appointed residents of El Centro. Although all positions are currently filled, the Foundation encourages any civic-minded community member to submit an application for positions that may become available in the future for appointment by either the Mayor or the Foundation Board.
IV Urban Forest
The Imperial Valley Urban Forrest was founded through three separate CAL FIRE, Urban Forest Grant programs, in partnership with the City of El Centro and the Friends of El Centro Community Services Foundation.