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Miriam Mercado University Community Service Award 2019

Published April 30, 2019

Jane Conoly and Miriam Mercado 2019 Community Service award winner


Miriam Mercado Business Administration, Management Miriam Mercado’s future goal of becoming City Manager for the city of Paramount seems inevitable. Her active involvement in local and state government service organizations, while majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management, show she is on her way to seeing her dreams become reality.

Miriam currently serves as an intern for Speaker Anthony Rendon, the Assembly member for the 63rd district. Here she works with representatives, conducts community outreach, assists community-based organizations, and organizes civic events and projects.

Mercado is an active member of two city of Paramount committees. She is a member of the Paramount Heritage Parade planning committee, which has initiated the first city parade in over 45 years. She also participated in the committee that organized the first ever Paramount Veterans Day event, while she served as an ambassador for the city’s youth.

Mercado is also a recreation leader for Paramount and a member of Paramount-Tepic Sister Cities organization. In this position she works hard to educate and mentor Paramount’s youth. In Paramount-Tepic Sister Cities, she served as the high school liaison for the organization, but now is their Youth Director and Event coordinator. In her capacity as a leader, she oversees planning city-wide cleanups, setting up events and taking the lead on service-learning projects.

She also splits her time with the Paramount Lion’s Club and the Friends of the Library. As a Lion, she has volunteered in Vision and Diabetes screening events that help attendees find out if they need glasses or have diabetes. As a Friend, she promotes her local library events and the importance of reading.