Nury Martinez

Council President
LA City Council

Councilwoman Martinez has dedicated her life to the San Fernando Valley where she was born and raised. The product of public schools, and the first in her family to graduate from college, she proudly served her community on the L.A. Unified School District Board from 2009-2013. Before that, Martinez served on the City of San Fernando Council from 2003-2009.

To encourage more young women to enter public service and become the next generation of leaders, Councilwoman Martinez created the “Ready for Women” Fellowship program, where highly motivated female college students are selected to intern at the Council District 6 offices. Since its launch in 2014, 23 young women have successfully completed the fellowship and three graduates of the program earned full-time jobs with Councilwoman Martinez!

Council President Nury Martinez is a graduate of San Fernando High School and California State University at Northridge. She and her husband, Gerry, live in Sun Valley with their young daughter, Isabelle.