Council Member Claudia Frometa

Claudia M. Frometa, (Claudia Marroquin-Frometa) was elected to serve the residents of Downey, District 4 in November of 2018.

Claudia is part of the National Emergency Management Team for Kaiser Permanente Foundation and Health Plan. She provides support and consultation to all Southern California Medical Centers. Claudia has a combined 20 years of experience in disaster preparedness, strategic planning, education, communications, public relations and motivational public speaking.

She has spent nearly 13 years in the emergency management field improving disaster response strategies with Los Angeles County Hospitals and state initiatives.

Claudia is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) for The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). She is a member of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC). She is also an instructor for the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) quarterly Hospital Disaster Management Training Series at LA County USC Medical Center. Claudia is a Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO).

Claudia is a former journalist and newspaper publisher. She worked for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside where she launched La Prensa, a weekly Spanish newspaper in 1999. Prior to that, she worked for a chain of community newspapers (Inland Empire Community Newspapers) in San Bernardino County as a reporter and later as an editor. She later helped launch and became executive editor-in-chief for Hispanic Lifestyle magazine in Riverside.

Locally, Claudia is a past Board Member for The Living Help Center, the Downey Foundation for Educational Opportunities (D.F.E.O.), now serving on the Advisory Board. Claudia has also been involved with the Assistance League, Gypsy Johnson Auxiliary, PTA (as her children attended elementary school) and School Site Council at the Middle School. Claudia believes in investing in children and the youth as they are the future. She is committed to serving the community and creating opportunities to engage our younger generation.

Claudia was appointed to represent District 4 and serve on the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee on “Measure S”.

In 2018, Claudia received the Distinguished Woman Award from Downey’s Soroptimist International, for her contributions and impact as a professional, community leader, mother and role model.

Claudia’s family emigrated from Mexico when she was 12 years of age as her father sought a career as a physician in the United States. Her mother, a middle school teacher in her native Mexico, emphasized the value of higher education to Claudia and her three siblings.  The family of six settled in Downey for a few years and Claudia graduated from West Middle School and attended Warren High School before moving to Loma Linda.

Claudia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Mass Media from California State University San Bernardino. She has attended disaster training at the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Center for Disaster Preparedness in Anniston Alabama.

Claudia and her husband Nolveris Frometa have been married for 22 years and are longtime residents of Downey. Together, they have raised four children in the Downey Unified School District (Daniel 19, Emily 14, Sarah 13, & Jessica 11).

Downey City Hall
City Council Office
11111 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-7274
cfrometa@downeyca.org