Marlene Canter

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Industry Education
Occupation LAUSD School Board Member, Board District 4
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Marlene Canter was overwhelmingly elected to the Los Angeles City Board of Education in June 2001 and again in March of 2005. She served as President of the Board from 2005 to 2007. The Los Angeles Business Journal named her Woman Executive of the Year in May 2006 for her leadership of the Board. Ms. Canter represents students and their families in neighborhoods stretching from the Valley to the Pacific Ocean, including the communities of Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Miracle Mile, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Venice, Westchester, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey. As Board President, Ms. Canter worked diligently with her colleagues toward fulfilling the Board’s vision of becoming one of the top urban school districts in the country. During her tenure on the Board, Ms. Canter has made children’s health and well-being one of her top priorities. She authored the resolutions to ban the sale of soft drinks and junk food in LAUSD schools – which passed in 2002 and 2003, respectively – making LAUSD the first large urban district in the nation to approve such bans.