This year’s Grand Marshal is LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.
Janice Hahn was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November 2016. She represents the 4th district which stretches from Marina del Rey through the beach cities, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Harbor Area, Long Beach, through the Gateway Cities and east to Diamond Bar.
In her short time on the Board, Supervisor Hahn has already established herself as a leader in the struggle to end the current homelessness crisis, a champion for communities plagued by pollution and health problems, and a dynamic new voice on the Metro Board of Directors.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in education at Abilene Christian University in Texas in 1974 and taught at the Good News Academy, a private school in Westchester. In the private sector, she was Public Affairs Region Manager at Southern California Edison until 2000.
In 1997 she was elected to represent the 15th District on the Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission where she fought for many of the reforms in the new charter, including the Area Planning Commission, local representation on the citizen commissions governing LA International Airport and Port of LA, and a system of neighborhood councils.
Supervisor Janice Hahn inherited a passion for public service from her late father, Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, who held public office in Los Angeles County for fifty years and who left behind an incredible legacy of service. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Janice Hahn served for ten years on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 15th District, and for five and a half years in Congress.
While in Washington, she served on the House Homeland Security Committee, Committee on Small Business, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She earned nationwide recognition for founding the PORTS Caucus and recruited over 100 of her fellow House colleagues to advocate for ports issues and infrastructure. She has been a leader on efforts to rebuild our national freight infrastructure system, level the playing field for small business owners, and reducing gang violence in our communities. During her time in Congress, Hahn had a reputation for working to find common ground across the political aisle on behalf of the American people.