Vernon Councilmember Continues Family Legacy

By EGP Staff Report

The Vernon City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday.

Melissa Ybarra took the oath of office Tuesday; she will fill out the remainder of the term left vacant by the unexpected death of her father, Michael A. Ybarra in September. Ther term expires in 2017.

Councilmember Melissa Ybarra receives the oath of office during Vernon’s city council meeting Tuesday. (City of Vernon)

Councilmember Melissa Ybarra receives the oath of office during Vernon’s city council meeting Tuesday. (City of Vernon)

Ybarra, who ran unopposed, was elected Feb. 17, becoming the fourth member of the Ybarra family to serve in elected office in the City of Vernon since the 1930s.

“I plan on making a difference in the community that I have grown up in,” she said. “I plan on embracing some of the characteristics that my father, Michael Ybarra, had. I plan on serving this seat with honesty and integrity. I plan on questioning all that I do not understand,” she added.

 

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