JUDY MATTHEWS, is a Retired Federal Court Support Supervisor (1981-2008), and a 35 year Altadena resident holding a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. Her ability in creating team involvement has been demonstrated in her approach in the delivery of customer service. By joining the Council as a representative, she will bring the necessary assurance that the policies and public service needs are carried out with integrity, dignity, and respect of the office. In 2007, she received a Leadership Award from the Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.
As a proponent of community involvement, she is playing a vital role in the leadership of community organizations for the empowerment of all citizens. She is the newly elected Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Incorporated, Los Angeles Chapter, a non-partisan group, whose program initiatives effect Los Angeles and its surrounding counties. Under her leadership, she organized and empowered citizens by collaborating with the WHITE-HOUSE OFFICE of FAITH-BASED NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS FORUM to address the critical issues facing our communities. This successful event empowered many of the resident citizens. During the 2012 year, she was selected to partner with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), where she participated in a round-table discussion on increasing the awareness of the “National Financial Aid Initiative”.
Judy Matthews is currently a member of the NAACP Altadena Branch, Executive Board and is currently holding the position as Publicity Chair. Other affiliate organizations include: Southern California Women for Obama, Regional Los Angeles County Coordinator; Women with Voices; Women Leadership Forum (National); Wells Fargo and Pasadena Playhouse Diversity Committee; and Southern California Women Health Conference.
As Town Council Member, she expects to collaborate with the constituents in making a difference in the lives of the Altadena residents by ensuring their public service needs are met and maintaining a safe, beautiful community.