Native American Indian Commission

Mark Villasenor

October 2, 2019

Mark Villasenor

LANAIC Vice Chair

LA City Mayoral Appointed Commissioner

Fernandeño Tataviam

Mark Villsenor (Fernandeño Tataviam) is an active and determined member of his community both culturally and politically. Mark Villasenor has been an engaged leader and citizen of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, a sovereign tribe of Los Angeles County, for his adult life. He is the descendent of lineages/villages of Ta’apu, Tapo Canyon, Siutcanga, the village at Encino, and Chaguayanga, a village in Santa Clarita Valley. As the current Tribal Vice President for his tribe,

Mr. Villasenor collaborates with Federal, State and Local municipalities, as well as other sovereign nations, in efforts to better his tribe. Engaging in civic activity and responsibility, Villasenor has been active in City sponsored initiatives.

In addition to advocating for his tribal community, Villasenor supports other City residents. He is often called upon by his alma mater, CSU Northridge to support student-initiated programs and provide guest lectures or songs. Additionally, Villasenor supports programs by other community-based organizations providing services to the broader local community.

To better accomplish financial, political, or cultural objectives for his tribal community, he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Global Supply Chain Management from California State University, Northridge.

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