Daryl Hofmeyer, a native of Primghar, IA, moved to California after serving with the Marines in the late 1950s and settled in Paramount. He is the owner of Romberg Milling and Paramount Cubing, one of the last businesses in town with its roots in the City's former days as a leading dairy center.
Hofmeyer was elected to the City Council in 2003 and is currently serving his third term as the City's Mayor. He previously served on the City's Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Planning commissions. He is also a member of the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Board, the County Sanitation Districts of L.A. County, and the L.A. County City Selection Committee.
Peggy Lemons has been a member of the Paramount City Council since 1997. She has served as the City's Mayor for four terms and is currently serving her fifth term as Vice Mayor.
She previously sat on the City's Public Safety Commission, and was named Public Safety Person of the Year by the California State Legislature. In addition, she has received the Soroptomists' Woman of Distinction Award as well as the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club.
She is a member of the City Council/Paramount School District Ad Hoc Committee and was instrumental in launching the Paramount Education Partnership (PEP), a collaboration between the City, Paramount Unified School District, and the Paramount Chamber of Commerce that stresses the connection between continuing education and future economic success. She is also a member of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority Board.
Tom Hansen was born in Fullerton, CA, in 1945 and moved to Paramount in 1949. He attended Paramount public schools, and went to Compton College as well as Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He opened his chiropractic office in 1969 and moved to its current Paramount location in 1972.
Hansen has long been involved in the Paramount community as a 41-year member of the local Elks Lodge, former president of the Rotary Club, and former member of the board of directors of the Paramount Chamber of Commerce. He served on the City's Parks and Recreation Commission in the early 1970s and was named to the Planning Commission in 1996. He was elected to the City Council in 2007 and has served two terms as Mayor.
Hansen is also a member of the Central Basin Water Association, the Southeast Water Coalition Joint Powers Authority, the Community, Economic and Human Development Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments, and is the City's representative for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.
With wife Vivian, a longtime member of the Paramount Board of Education, Hansen has three children: Todd, Chad and Amanda.
Gene Daniels has been a member of the Paramount City Council since 1997. He has served as the City's Mayor four times.
Daniels previously spent seven years on the City's Planning Commission. The retired real estate appraiser was president of the Golden State Mobile Home League for nine years. He is a regional council representative for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). He is also the City's representative for the California Contract Cities Association, the League of California Cities, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Eco Rapid Transit.
In addition, Daniels serves on the Board of Directors, the Transportation Committee, the I-710 Project Committee, the SR-91/I-605/I-405 Corridor Cities Committee, and the Committee on Homelessness of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, an organization comprising 27 southeast Los Angeles County municipalities aimed at promoting economic growth and undertaking long-range planning in the region.
Diane J. Martinez, a lifelong resident of Paramount, has been a member of the City Council since 1994. She has served as the City's Mayor for five terms.
Martinez earned her Bachelor's degree in liberal studies from California State University, Long Beach. She went on to earn a teaching credential in multiple subjects, a preliminary credential in education administration and a Master's degree in education administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is a full-time elementary school teacher in the El Rancho Unified School District.
Martinez is a member of the Paramount Sister City Committee, the City Council/Paramount School District Ad Hoc Committee, the Paramount Women's Club, the Southern California Edison Advisory Board, and the St. Pius X/St. Pius Academy Advisory Board.
In her spare time, Martinez enjoys playing golf. She is a longtime member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Paramount.
The governing body for the City of Paramount consists of 5 residents, elected at large. Each year, the elected Councilmembers elect one member to serve as mayor, and another member to serve as vice-mayor. Each member of the Council serves a 4-year term of office.
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