03.28.08

Frances A. Moore Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

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Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

Frances A. Moore Named a “Woman of the Year” in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. – Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Frances A. Moore for her commitment and service to Alhambra by naming her a “Woman of the Year.” 

“Ms. Moore’s personal and professional activities reveal a life-long commitment to community involvement,” said Schiff. “We not only benefit from her tireless efforts as a public servant in the City Clerk’s office, but we also profit from her dedication to volunteerism and giving back to the community.”

Raised in Monterey Park, Ms. Moore is a native of the San Gabriel Valley. She is a product of local public schools and colleges, earning degrees from East Los Angeles College, California State University at Los Angeles, and the University of Redlands. Ms. Moore has devoted her forty-five year professional career to the City Clerk’s Office of the great City of Alhambra and has served as its beloved City Clerk since 1986.

As Alhambra’s City Clerk, Ms. Moore is well-respected among her peers for her remarkable efficiency, her unparalleled depth of knowledge, and her professional dedication. By streamlining the city’s legislative and record management procedures, she saved valuable time and public funding. Ms. Moore is also a member of several professional organizations such as the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, the City Clerks’ Association of California, the City Clerks’ Association of Southern California, and the Los Angeles Paralegal Federation.

In addition to her responsibilities as the City Clerk, Ms. Moore established the self-sustaining Public Arts Gallery in the lobby of Alhambra City Hall. The gallery promotes local artists’ work by providing a forum for creative recognition, distribution, and sales. A commission on each artwork sold helps cover the gallery’s operating expenses without reliance on public funds. For her efforts, Ms. Moore earned the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence from the League of California Cities.

Ms. Moore’s star shines brightly among local, regional, and national philanthropic realms as well. A member of Rotary International since 1992, she has served as its Assistant Governor and as the President of the Alhambra Rotary Club. She is also a former member and past President of Soroptimist International of Alhambra, San Marino, and San Gabriel. Ms. Moore is a dedicated supporter of the West San Gabriel Valley YMCA and chaired the YMCA Capital Fund Campaign. She is a lifetime member of both the Alhambra Historical Society and the Alhambra Day Nursery Auxiliary.

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.  These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region.  While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life for our community.

Rep. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.