Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, Councilmember
Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2017 and became Mayor Pro Tem in 2019. He was re-elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2022. A Cerritos resident since 1976, Councilmember Yokoyama previously served as a Cerritos Planning Commissioner from 2011 to 2013.
Councilmember Yokoyama serves as City's alternate delegate to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors (Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19) and the Southern California Association of Governments General Assembly.
Councilmember Yokoyama is a member of the League of California Cities Asian Pacific Islander Caucus and was appointed to the League of California Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee and Community Services Policy Committee in 2021 and 2022. He was appointed Vice Chair of the Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committee for 2023. He achieved Level I – Leadership in the League of California Cities Mayors & Council Members Leadership Academy Torch Program. Councilmember Yokoyama was elected 2023 Secretary to the National League of Cities Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group.
He has served on the Executive/Administration Committee (EAC) of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) since 2020. He was appointed to SCAG's Scholarship Committee in 2021 and 2022, its Bylaws and Resolution Committee in 2022 and 2023, its Racial Equity and Regional Planning Subcommittee in 2022, and its 2023 General Assembly Host Committee. He is a member of SCAG's Community, Economic and Human Development Committee for which he served as Vice Chair in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 and was elected Chair for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. In February 2023, Councilmember Yokoyama was declared the SCAG Regional Council District 23 Representative for two years.
Councilmember Yokoyama served on the Rancho Southeast REALTORS® 2021 Nominating Committee and the Local Government Relations Committee. He serves on the 2023 Fair Housing, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee, and he is a member of the Mabuhay Credit Union Advisory Council.
Councilmember Yokoyama is a local businessman, attorney and a youth sports coach. He graduated from UC Berkeley Business School and Harvard Law School. In honor of his service as a volunteer coach for the City's Youth Sports Leagues, Councilmember Yokoyama earned the Merit Award in 2013 for coaching six sports teams, the Commendation Award in 2014 for coaching 10 sports teams and the Mayor's Award in 2020 for coaching 20 sports teams.
Councilmember Yokoyama and his wife, Wendy, are parents to daughter Makenna and son Maddox.