Commissioner Lucelia Hooper has been a resident of Nickerson Gardens for over thirty years. Her public service career spans over 20 years, most notably, at Nickerson Gardens Resident Management Corporation where she started as a Recording Secretary, and later to being nominated as the President of the management corporation. Since 1989 she has been involved in a variety of programs at the site, including the management and operation of the Food Bank, Youth Council mentor, Nickerson Gardens Safe Passage Program for Markham Middle School, and other programs. Commissioner Hooper also served as the President of Nickerson Gardens Block Captains Program.
Commissioner Hooper’s dedication and commitment to better her community led to her involvement with the Watts Gang Taskforce. Since 2004, she has served as the Vice President of the taskforce and works with Council District 15 to decrease area’s gang violence and improve the safety of residents. She is active in the church and volunteers her time and skills in a range of events and programs. Commissioner Hooper also participates in the Partnership for Schools with the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s initiative to improve student performance and achievement records.
A native of Mississippi, Commissioner Hooper is mother of four children, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of three.
Commissioner Hooper was appointed to the Board on July 17, 2008 and recently reappointed in August 2014.