Marcel Rodarte
Term: March 2011 - March 2015

Marcel Rodarte
City of Norwalk
12700 Norwalk Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 929-5305

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Mayor Rodarte grew up in Norwalk and attended Ramona and Moffitt Elementary schools before going on to graduate from Norwalk High School in 1990.

Mayor Rodarte enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in high school and then in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from which he retired with 21 years of total service in December 2011. His military service took him to every continent in the world including numerous deployments in support of regional conflicts, humanitarian relief efforts, and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last deployment was a six-month tour to Germany to support surge operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mayor Rodarte achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) in less than 17 years but opted for retirement to better focus on his duties representing the people of Norwalk.

Mayor Rodarte is employed by the Department of Homeland Security as a mission support supervisor. Mayor Rodarte served Norwalk as a Planning Commissioner from 2007 to 2010 and was a member of Norwalk's 50th Anniversary Committee where he recruited and trained the first multi-service color guard at the City's 50th Anniversary Independence Day celebration. He is also an active member of LULAC Council 3148 and American Legion Post 359.

The proud father of a seven-year old daughter, Mayor Rodarte firmly believes in family and inspiring and empowering the youth of Norwalk to realize their full potential. This is evidenced by his participation as a coach for several youth teams and is an avid and active supporter of all youth programs in Norwalk.

Mayor Rodarte holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Associate's Degrees in Electronics and Logistics and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Leadership at USC. He hopes that his accomplishments will inspire others to achieve their goals in life.

Accountability, improving communication with residents and businesses, a renewed focus on community, and improving the quality of life of all residents are a few of his priorities while serving the people of Norwalk. He is also focused on attracting new businesses to Norwalk and improving the City's use of available technology to save costs and increase efficiency.

Mayor Rodarte is honored and humbled to serve as a representative of his hometown and enjoys being a voice for all of Norwalk.