Office of Government and Community Relations
Welcome to the webpage for the Office of Government & Community Relations (GCR).
GCR is responsible for maintaining productive working relationships with government agencies,
legislators, school districts, and community organizations throughout the college district.
With respect to government relations, this office works with agencies, departments, and elected officials at the federal, state, county, and city levels of government.
In addition, this office serves as a liaison between Rio Hondo College and the College’s federal and statewide advocates.
The cities and communities that are included within district boundaries and the trustee area in which they are located are as follows:
- East Whittier – Trustee Area 5
- El Monte – Trustee Area 1
- Los Nietos – Trustee Area 4
- North Norwalk – Trustee Area 4
- Pico Rivera – Trustee Area 2
- Santa Fe Springs – Trustee Area 4
- South El Monte – Trustee Area 3
- South Whittier – Trustee Area 4
- West Whittier – Trustee Area 2
- Whittier – Trustee Area 3
Click on this link to see the list of elected officials whose districts overlap with the Rio Hondo College District. List of Elected Officials in the Rio Hondo College District
With respect to community relations, GCR builds on existing partnerships and seeks to build new partnerships with our local school districts, churches, businesses, chambers of commerce, cultural arts organizations, transportation agencies, neighborhood associations, hospitals, utilities, service providers, and many other types of non-profits and community based organizations in the district. Click on the following link to learn more about Rio Hondo College’s recent and existing partnerships with the community: Rio Hondo’s Community Partnerships
Furthermore, the Office of GCR has taken the initiative of connecting Rio Hondo College students with volunteer opportunities ranging from one time volunteer activities at local community events to ongoing internships with elected officials. To read about a few examples of the types of events and internships to which GCR has linked students, click here: Volunteer & Internship Opportunities for Students
For more information visit the Office of GCR located in the Campus Inn, Room 169 or contact 562.463.7268.