Community Engagement Specialist
Whittier Area First Day Coalition
Cecilia Gomez Reyes is the Community Engagement Specialist at the Whittier Area First Day Coalition (First Day). Cecilia has over a decade of experience working for the government and the private sector. Cecilia’s responsibilities at First Day include managing community engagement activities, providing advice on industry best practices for communications, social network management, government relations, and administering the volunteer program. Her experience includes, Assistant Public Information Officer at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RRCC); Community Field Organizer for California Democratic Party; and Government Relations at UC Santa Barbara. Cecilia is skilled in Spanish language media and has been a spokesperson for government agencies, community-based organizations, and political candidates on various news related issues. During the 2010 Election cycle, she managed the East Los Angeles field office for the Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. While at the LA County RRCC, she prepared for the 2016 Presidential Election by developing plans to increase voter engagement projects and managed a $750,000 paid media budget for outreach efforts.