Welcoming Giovanni Christon-Pope
The City of Lancaster is proud to appoint Giovanni Christon-Pope as the newest commissioner and youngest-ever chair of the Social Equity Commission.
The goal of the commission is to raise the voices of underrepresented groups while serving as a communication bridge between the people and its government. Christon-Pope is joined by three new social equity commissioners, Karen Davis, Frank Ramos, and Jennifer Sanchez, who bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge which will translate into success for the city.
“We’re proud that Lancaster is home to all people from all walks of life, and we are thrilled to welcome our three new social equity commissioners,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We know Mr. Christon-Pope, Ms. Davis, Ms. Sanchez, and Mr. Ramos will help pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive city and an all-around more equitable future.”
“I work to advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups, helping folks strengthen their communication and bonds with local leaders,” said Christon-Pope. “All young people and families can achieve the ‘California dream,’ and I look forward to being a conduit between the people of Lancaster and its government.”
Since its founding in 2021, the Social Equity Commission has worked to create resources and provide more equitable opportunities for marginalized groups to feel safe, heard, respected, and valued. The commission has actively supported many community engagement efforts, including the inaugural Juneteenth celebration and the Youth Job Fair.
For more information about the City of Lancaster Social Equity Commission, its work, and its commissioners, visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/government/commissions-appointments/social-equity-commission.