OKORIE EZIEME is a longtime resident of the City of Altadena. He has been a member of the City Town Council since 2008 where he currently serves as the Vice Chair as well as a sitting member of the Land Use Committee. Over his tenure on this council, he has taken on several key issues and made promises to his community that he has kept. “A promise made is a promise kept.”
He helped to organize several Neighborhood Watch Groups in his community with the assistance of the Altadena Sheriff’s Department. He strongly support neighbors uniting in order to form Watch Groups where they become more organized, active, alert, get to know their neighbors, and provide timely information which forms a safety net around the community protecting all from opportunistic criminals. This in effect has deterred criminals, and those would bee’s are beginning to think twice before committing crimes in communities that post the neighborhood watch signs.
Ezieme brings awareness to issues and concerns in his community through various forms of communication such as website, emails, text messages, newsletters, telephone, and face-to-face meetings.
One of his key emphases in this community and beyond is on academic excellence for our children in math and science. Ezieme leads a free local tutorial after school program on Mondays at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Ezieme strongly support Altadena’s Student/Teacher of the Month Program, which recognized students for academic improvement, good behavior, punctuality, and respect for teachers and peers among other achievements.
As an Educator, Ezieme is a certificated substitute teacher and recently served on the Pasadena Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee. He is an advocate for the rights of the citizens of the community. As a member of the NAACP, Ezieme works on Black and Brown issues alike.
He believes everyone deserves to be heard and to have a voice in how the community is served. In his own community he has been a key member in organizing and blocking proposed school(s) from disrupting their quaint peaceful community.
Ezieme has his MBA from the University of South Alabama. He is a Deacon at his church and the President of NGOK Global Consultants, Inc, a professional accounting and tax firm.
Ezieme and his wife, Ngozi loves the City of Altadena where they are raising their five children – Rachel, Ifeanyi, Sampson, David and Joshua.
According to Ezieme, “True power lies in and with the people. I truly believe in the saying ‘An informed people is a happy people.’ I am a SERVANT working for the common good for our community.” Ezieme is a man of his word, an honorable man, and a community leader who cares deeply for the entire community that he represents.