City Clerk: Carmen Avalos
Carmen Avalos was elected South Gate's City Clerk in March 2001. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico, immigrating to South Gate, California at the young age of 2 years.
Growing up in a working class family in South Gate, Ms. Avalos attended Stanford Elementary and graduated from South Gate High School in 1987. As the second child in a family of six children, Carmen is the first generation Latina as well as the first member in her family to graduate from college. Ms. Avalos graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Her spare time is spent going to plays or the museum with her children, and listening to music and reading. Through her desire to give back to the community and her belief that South Gate residents need to be kept informed of events taking place in the City and City Hall, she gratefully serves as the South Gate City Clerk.