Washington, D.C. – At a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Doris Lau of Monterey Park and Frances A. Moore of Alhambra for their commitment and service by naming them a “Woman of the Year.”
Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.
“Doris devotes her time and energy well beyond her own needs and our community is a better place as a result of her efforts,” said Schiff. “In addition to her hard work and dedication to our community, her life story provides inspiration to us all.”
Born in Iquique, the capitol of the country’s northernmost region, Ms. Lau came to the United States due to political unrest in Chile.
Ms. Lau attended Los Angeles City College. She then went on to major in Business Administration and Law at Cal State Los Angeles and advanced from clerical to paralegal positions at various law firms. A Trustee of the city’s Bruggemeyer Library and the Secretary for the city’s Commission for Art & Culture. She is a Board Member, Southern Regional Representative, and Membership Chair of the California Association of Library Trustees & Commissioners (CALTAC). She is a federal employee and is the VP, Legislative Coordinator, and Membership Chair of the National Treasury Employee Union (NTEU) for her local, Chapter 103.
“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 been employed for forty-five years in City Clerk’s Office of Alhambra and has served as City Clerk since 1986.
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.
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.