October 31, 2016
Rodrigo Gallegos, a lifelong resident of Commerce, has been active in his community since his initial move her in 1962.Although he retired in 1993 from L.A. Unified School District as an Electronics Technician, Mr. Gallegos sits on many commissions and is an active volunteer in the City of Commerce.
At 91 years old, Rodrigo is currently the Public Safety & Community Services Commissioner for the City of Commerce. He is also a ComCat (Commerce Community Assistance Team) Volunteer for the Public Safety & Community Services Department and has over 13 years of service. As part of the ComCat Club, Rodrigo assists in all of his city’s crime prevention programs, such as the Annual Neighborhood Watch and Fingerprinting for Operation Kid Identification.
Beyond volunteering for public safety programs, Rodrigo has been an active member of the Senior Citizens Social Club and has been their treasurer for over 30 years. He is always active in the Club, whether it is through helping load bags of Food for their Food Bank or assisting low-income families file taxes at City Hall. He has also been a past member of various clubs and committees, such as the Democratic Club, the former Housing Committee and the former Parks & Recreation Commissioner.
When he is not committing his time to volunteering, Rodrigo enjoys fiddling with electronics, as he was formerly an Electronics Technician for the L.A. Unified School District.