On September 26, 2019, the Executive Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles gathered with the Board of Commissioners, HACLA staff and the Nickerson Gardens Community to tribute Commissioner Lucelia Hooper with a special presentation and dedication ceremony. A commemorative plaque was unveiled, and the community garden named in her honor.
A pillar in the community, 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. 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 was appointed to the Board on July 17, 2008 and reappointed in August 2014.
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