1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247
Phone: (310) 217-9507


Dan Medina was elected by the citizens of Gardena to serve as a member of the City Council in November 2008. He was elected to a second term in March 2011, elected again in March 2015 and is serving a third term. He served as Mayor Pro Tem for one year from March 2013 to March 2014.

Medina is a long-time resident of Gardena and a very familiar face in the community. He has served as President and held numerous other leadership positions in numerous local service organizations, including the Gardena Valley Lions Club; the Carson-Gardena-Dominguez Rotary Club; the Gardena-Carson Family YMCA; Gardena’s Cinco de Mayo Festival Committee; the Kiwanis Club of Gardena Valley; the Gardena Valley Democratic Club and the Mexican-American Democratic Club which is based in Gardena, to name only a few.

In addition to his community activities, Medina has been selected by his Council colleagues to Chair the City’s Gardena Beautification Committee, as well as to represent the City of Gardena as its delegate to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments [SBCCOG] (he is a past Chair, and also represents SBCCOG on the Energy/Environment and Transportation Committess of the Southern California Association of Governments [SCAG]); the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority; the West Basin Water Association; and on the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Board of Trustees. He also serves as the City’s alternate delegate to the County of Los Angeles Sanitation District No. 5; and the Centinela Youth Services.

In addition, Councilman Medina represents the cities of Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Gardena as their District 28 representative to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). This is his second term in this position.

He has made good on his promise to be pro-business and fiscally conservative in any decisions he makes as a member of the City Council.

Also, among his highest priorities: increasing the number of Gardena Police officers, and improving the City’s communication with residents.