Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Commissioner Cynthia Ruiz Presents All-Star Tickets for E-Waste Next On The Experience with LaFern Cusack.

01/30/11 on 710 ESPN Radio SoCal Experience with LaFern Cusack.
NBA All-Star E-Waste Recycling Day presented by Haier in partnership with the City of LA and Electronic Recyclers International.  Commissioner Cynthia Ruiz speaks with LaFern about an easy way to get ...two tickets to the NBA JAM SESSION! (revision 1/31/11: Family will receive two tickets to the NBA Jam Session not two tickets to the NBA All Star game).

The E-WASTE Event will be on Saturday Feb 12, downtown at the convention center from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. If a resident comes to recycle their E-waste, they can get 2 tickets to the Jam Session. More information: http://www.lacitysan.org/

E-Waste (Electronic Waste) is a popular, informal name for unwanted electronic products. Items such as computers, TV's, VCR's, stereos, copiers, fax machines and telephones are common electronic products that become unwanted as they are replaced by newer, more advanced products. Some of these unwanted products can be reused or refurbished. Non-profit, charitable organizations such as L.A. Shares, Goodwill Industries, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul may accept electronic products that are in good working condition or that may only need minor repairs in order to be reused. Contact these organizations directly for more information.

About Commissioner Ruiz:  Environmentalist and community activist Cynthia M. Ruiz was unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council to a seat on the Board of Public Works on July 19, 2005 and serves as its president.  Commissioner Ruiz, who was one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first commission appointees after his election as mayor, previously served on the Board of Public Works in 2003-04.

As a Board commissioner, Ruiz brings more than two decades of community involvement and experience to a team that ensures quality and efficient delivery of key City services to the public.  As President of the Board of Public Works, Commissioner Ruiz sits on the City of Los Angeles’s Emergency Operation Board and is also a board member of Project Restore. Other activities include serving on an advisory board for ATHGO (Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities), a nonprofit organization, which engages youth in issues at the United Nations. She has also partnered with LAUSD School Board Member Monica Garcia to start Latinas Lighting the Way, a youth mentorship program.  For three years she served as an elected member of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council and has been a volunteer on the County of Los Angeles Landlord Tenant Mediation Panel.

Commissioner Ruiz received the “2006 Top Leader Award” from the American Public Works Association Southern California Chapter and the “2006 Inspiration Award” from the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. In commemoration of Public Service Recognition Week, she received a “2007 Leadership Award.” She was also honored at the Southern California Indian Center 38th Annual Pow Wow. She was highlighted in LA Weekly’s 2007 People Edition in a feature entitled “Trash Talker.”

Photo Left: Commissioner Cynthia Ruiz with LaFern Cusack (710 ESPN Radio and Radio Disney AM1110), Lloyd Gaines, Superintendent (Bureau of Sanitation City of Los Angeles) and Nikki David (Laurel Hall School).

Commissioner Ruiz is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in counseling and Chicano Studies and a Master of Science degree in counseling. She also holds a certificate in Federal Mediation Training.  For more information: http://bpw.lacity.org/

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