Council Member Gil Hurtado
For his leadership, Councilmember Hurtado has received numerous Certificates of Recognition from Local, Country, State, and Federal Officials. Councilmember Hurtado was engaged in keeping our city from bankruptcy during the recession, helped bring in the two major shopping centers, helped establish the Neighborhood Watch Programs, helped bring improvements to our parks, brought to Tweedy Mile the Tree-Lights that brighten up our business district at night, and many other accomplishments.
Volunteer/Work with Youth
For his efforts, Councilmember Hurtado has received recognition, most notably with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Commission for South Gate Youth.
After over 30 years in Management from the USPS, Councilmember Hurtado returned to Cal State University Dominguez Hills in 2017. In 2019 Councilmember Hurtado graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies/Global Studies, which focuses on local issues impacting communities such as ours.
Councilmember Hurtado has been a member of our community since 1984. This past December he and his wife Lily celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. They raised their children in South Gate. His son is now a Crime Scene Investigator. His daughter Natalie is a teacher at a catholic school. Councilmember Hurtado is now a proud grandfather of a 9 year old granddaughter and a 6 year old grandson.