2022 Community Elected Commissioner Candidate
Kim Morales Johnson
My name is Kimberly Morales Johnson and I am tribal member of the San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians Gabrieleno/Tongva. I served on the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission 2001-2005 and returned in 2020. I work with the Gabrieleno/Tongva tribal communities as well as several academic institutions. I have served on the LANAIC 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day & Native American Heritage Month Ad Hoc Planning Committee, ensuring that Native people residing in Los Angeles City and County have a presence and voice in the City and County of Los Angeles.
I have enjoyed my past 2 years a commissioner, I find our work has uplifted the Native people in several ways. We were responsive to the Covid-19 pandemic through providing free vaccination sites and information for our community. In addition, we have provided funding for housing, food and educational resources. I hope to continue as a commissioner, to work with all Natives in Los Angeles County through providing funding and taking time to bring an awareness to our unique needs as Native people.