Cedric Hicks, City Council

City Council Member Cedric L. Hicks, Sr.
Council Member
Cedric L. Hicks, Sr.
Appointed: April 2016
Elected: November 2016
Term expires: November 2020

Phone: (310) 952-1700 Ext. 1712
Email: CHicks@carson.ca.us
Cedric L. Hicks, Sr. was appointed to the City Council on April 19, 2016 and was elected into office for a four-year term on November 8, 2016. Cedric is a graduate of Los Angeles Harbor College, California State University Fullerton, and is a Distinguish Alumni of California State University Dominguez Hills with a Master Degree in Behavioral Science. He is also a graduate of Anderson School of Management at UCLA - Johnson and Johnson Fellows program.

His career started with the City of Compton as an Officer/Jailer for the Compton Police Department and developed to Community Policing D.A.R.E. program encouraging children to go to school and stay off drugs. Cedric was promoted to Supervisor of Special Services Center which provided counseling services to children and adults who were suffering from drug addiction and gang involvement. His career continued to advance as he became Director of Community Services. His experience and education spans over 30-years. His past employers have been Los Angeles County Probation Department, Charles R. Drew University - Head Start as Deputy Director of Administrative Services for 22 school sites.

His Carson employment has been from Recreation Program Manager, Human Services Manager, to Recreation Superintendent and finally the first African American Director of Community Services which administered a budget of 31 million for the City of Carson.

He retired from public service as Assistant City Manager for the City of Compton where he provided excellent management experience which included strategic planning, notable experience in operational management and organizational skills.

Over the years Cedric become more involved in Community Service. He served 5-years on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes assisting in educating the community about birth defect prevention for minority children. He was a board member for the American Cancer Society where he served for 10-years providing countless volunteer hours educating many about cancer prevention.

His volunteer service also consists of being a founding member of the Community Coalition where he worked side by side with former Speaker of the House and now Congresswoman Karen Bass and L. A. County Supervisor Mark Riddley-Thomas. In this organization, he provided assistance in developing community actions that addressed quality of life services for underserved population.

Cedric has served on the Human Services Executive Committee under the Conference of Mayors. His greatest accomplishment is being married to the love of his life (Philipta) for over 30-years who is a graduate of Carson schools and their 3-children. Cedric and his family has been a resident of Carson for over 25-years.
~ Last Update: March 14, 2017  ~

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Carson, CA 90745
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