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CCAEJ announces Ana Gonzalez as permanent Executive Director

For Immediate Release


Contact: Faraz Rizvi


CCAEJ announces Ana Gonzalez as permanent Executive Director

CCAEJ is excited to formally announce Ana Gonzalez as the Executive Director

Jurupa Valley, CA – On Monday, May 16th, the Executive Board of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice announced Ana Gonzalez as the permanent Executive Director.

“Ana Gonzalez brings a long-standing history of organizing for social and environmental justice, with a deep passion for improving quality of life. As a dedicated advocate and experienced leader, we trust Ana to lead CCAEJ to new heights,” said Board President Mitzi Archer. Gonzalez, formerly finance and admin director, has served the region in many capacities including: South Coast Air Quality Management District Young Leaders Advisory Council and Environmental Justice Advisory Board member, former Business Owner/Administrator, K-12 Educator specializing in Bilingual, Special Education and Family Engagement, and a San Bernardino County community leader, advocate, and activist.

Through her persistent organizing, Ana Gonzalez has remained a fierce advocate for marginalized communities. “As a mother of two kids in Rialto, I have seen first hand the effects of the goods movement on our communities. I am proud of the work The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice stands for, and am excited to continue its vibrant legacy and mission,” said Ana Gonzalez in a statement.


CCAEJ is a long-standing community based organization with over 40 years of experience advocating for environmental justice through strategic campaigns and building a base of community power. Most notably, CCAEJ’s founder Penny Newman won a landmark federal case against Stringfellow Construction which resulted in the `Stringfellow Acid Pits’ being declared one of the first Superfund sites in the nation. CCAEJ prioritizes community voices as we continue our grassroots efforts to bring lasting environmental justice to the Inland Empire.

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