More About Supervisor Lor

MERCED COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2

  • Implemented sustainable practices led by volunteers.

  • Implemented the People’s Budget, the first participatory budgeting project at the county level in the United States, led by volunteers.

  • $1 million of additional funding to the Merced County Courthouse Museum.

  • $1 million of additional funding to Merced County Libraries.

  • $1.5 million of additional funding to veterans and community halls.

  • Director, California State Association of Counties.

  • Member, National Association of Counties.

  • Director, Merced County Association of Governments.

  • Commissioner, Central California Alliance for Health.

  • Chair, First 5 Merced County.

  • Director, Institute for Local Government.

  • Member, Merced County Behavioral Health Advisory Board.

  • Commissioner, Library Advisory Commission.

  • Member, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council.

  • Member, American Legion Hall Association

  • Member, Children’s System of Care Policy & Planning Council.

  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Juvenile Offender Resource Options.

  • Member, San Joaquin Valley Leadership Committee.

  • Alternate, Continuum of Care.

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Director, American Leadership Forum – Great Valley Chapter, 01/18 – Present

  • Unify, train and mobilize senior level leaders from Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.

Co-Founder/Chair, Kids Discovery Station (KiDS), 07/17 – Present

  • A non-profit, interactive children’s discovery center opening in Merced.

 

Director, 35th District Agricultural Association (Merced County Fair), 10/13 – Present

  • Appointed and re-appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to grow and promote the Merced County Fair.

 

Member, John Muir Elementary School Parent Teacher Club, 08/15 – 06/17

 

Member, John Muir Elementary School Site Council, 08/12 – 06/17

  • Increased parent involvement and understanding of school finances.

  • Upgraded technology for increased student learning.

Member, Mercy Medical Center Merced Community Board, 07/15 – 02/17

  • Assisted in developing the strategic direction of the hospital and establishing priorities for the Healthy Communities Initiatives.

 

Member, Mercy Medical Center Merced Board Quality Committee, 02/15 – 02/17

  • Ensured quality care for all through regular review of performance measures and advocacy of patients’ needs.

 

Member/Chair, Mercy Medical Center Merced Community Advisory Committee, 04/11 – 02/17

  • Advised the community benefit planning process.

  • Dignity Health Community Grant Program selection process, awarding approximately $100,000 in community grants annually.

 

Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals Yosemite Chapter, 01/15 – 12/16

  • Advanced philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

  • Diversity Scholarship recipient provided a one-year membership in 2016.

 

Member, Hmongstory 40, 10/14 – 05/16

  • Partnered with teams in Fresno, Merced and Sacramento Counties to fundraise and create a traveling exhibit.

  • Celebrated, commemorated and highlighted over 40 years of accomplishments by Hmong in California, providing a richer perspective into the Hmong experience of refugee settlement and bridging the gaps within our community.

 

Partner, Project Prom, 01/16 – 03/16

  • Provided free prom dresses to high school students in Merced County.

 

Panelist, Fostering Cultural Competency Through Community Dialogue, 06/15

  • Served as a panel member to help build a stronger relationship between Valley Crisis Center, the Asian/Pacific Islander community and the community at-large

 

Past Chair, Chair, Chair-Elect, Leadership Merced Steering Committee, 07/12 – 06/15

  • Developed a diverse network of dynamic business and community leaders, who, individually and collectively, are catalysts for advancing long-term views and actions on issues critical to the quality of life in Merced County.

  • Increased revenue, budget and quality of the program including facilitation of new branding.

 

Board Member, Merced Lao Family Community, Inc., 04/12 – 03/14

  • Assisted Southeast Asian immigrants in acquiring a balance between their traditional culture and modern American life, determining and servicing their special needs to be well-informed, healthy, productive, self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

 

Panelist, Fostering Cultural Competency Through Community Dialogue, 06/13

  • Served as a panel member to help build a stronger relationship between Valley Crisis Center, the Asian/Pacific Islander community and the community at-large

 

Board Member, Merced Ahead, 2011 – 2012

  • Community building initiative by led by residents and local partners.

Youth Accountability Board Social Investigator, Merced County Probation, 07/05 – 11/06

  • Provided case management to youth offenders and parent(s)/guardian(s).

  • Served as advocate, liaison and interpreter for families.

 

Volunteer, Sheehy Elementary School, Merced City School District, 02/04 – 07/05

  • Assisted the Learning Director and Categorical Programs Office Clerk.

  • Founded and organized the first Southeast Asian Celebration and performances providing ten sets of Hmong clothes for Sheehy Elementary School.

  • Taught Hmong culture, traditions and dance to students.

  • Chair, English Learner Advisory Committee.

  • Member, District English Learner Advisory Committee.

 

Student Intern, California State University, Stanislaus/Merced County Probation, 03/04 – 05/04

 

Volunteer, Atwater Boys & Girls Club, 04/99 – 07/99

 

Volunteer, Healthy House Within a MATCH Coalition, 06/99 – 05/01

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Community Relations Specialist, Merced County Office of Education, 07/16 – 12/16

Steven E. Gomes, Ed.D., Merced County Superintendent of Schools

  • Served as Executive Director of the Merced County Education Foundation.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Virginia Smith Trust, which owned the land that the University of California, Merced sits on today.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Cyril Smith Trust.

  • Led the administration of two scholarships awarding over $160,000 annually, including annual review and evaluation of applicants as well as annual review of scholarship process.

  • Served as community liaison and representative of the Merced County Office of Education, County Superintendent of Schools and the Foundation.

  • Coordinated small to medium scale events.

 

Assistant to the Superintendent & Community Liaison, Merced County Office of Education, 01/12 – 06/16

Steven E. Gomes, Ed.D., County Superintendent of Schools

  • Participated in the American Leadership Forum Class IV, 2013-2014.

  • Served as Executive Director of the Merced County Education Foundation.

  • Established the Summer Performing Arts Program.

  • Raised funds to support Camp Green Meadows Outdoor School.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Virginia Smith Trust, which owned the land that the University of California, Merced sits on today.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Cyril Smith Trust.

  • Led the administration of two scholarships awarding over $160,000 annually, including annual review and evaluation of applicants as well as annual review of scholarship process.

  • Served as community liaison and representative of the Merced County Office of Education, County Superintendent of Schools and the Foundation.

  • Coordinated small to medium scale events.

Independent Consultant, 01/11 – 10/15

  • Co-coordinated Cultural Humility in Action and Cultural Treasures to integrate, celebrate and increase understanding of the African American, Hmong and Latino cultures within each cultural group and across cultural groups.

  • Facilitated conversations among community members to develop socially conscious leaders with skill sets in facilitation, conflict management and coalition-building who will be able to facilitate their own conversations in intergroup settings.

  • Developed, coordinated and implemented Hmong Women’s Conferences in 2011 and 2012.

 

Executive Secretary, Merced County Office of Education, 11/08 – 12/11

Steven E. Gomes, Ed.D., County Superintendent of Schools

  • Participated in Leadership Merced Class 27, 2011 – 2012.

  • Led the incorporation of the Merced County Education Foundation.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Virginia Smith Trust, which owned the land that the University of California, Merced sits on today.

  • Supported the County Superintendent and the Merced County Board of Education, Trustee of the Cyril Smith Trust.

  • Led the administration of two scholarships awarding over $160,000 annually, including annual review and evaluation of applicants as well as annual review of scholarship process.

  • Served as community liaison and representative of the Merced County Office of Education, County Superintendent of Schools and the Foundation.

  • Coordinated small to medium scale events.

 

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate, Valley Crisis Center, 08/10 – 08/11

  • Provided crisis intervention, peer counseling and advocacy for survivors.

  • Assisted in the development of culturally sensitive programs and services.

  • Co-facilitated the first Hmong Women’s Focus Group and Hmong Women’s Conferences around domestic violence/sexual assault.

 

Secretary III, Merced County Office Education, 11/04 – 11/08

Ms. Mae Pierini, Coordinator, Retired

  • Led the organization and implementation of the annual Career Industry Days and Award of Excellence for the Merced County Regional Occupational Program (ROP).

  • Provided administrative support for the annual Merced County ROP Portfolio Days.

  • Provided administrative support.

 

Waitress, Friendly’s Restaurant, 08/98 – 12/98

 

Crew Member, McDonald’s Restaurant, 06/97 – 08/98

 

 

EDUCATION

 

       Master in Business Administration, California State University, Fresno

       Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, California State University, Stanislaus

       Continuing Education, Merced Community College

RECOGNITION

Ruby Award, Soroptimist International of Merced, 2013

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