Compton City Councilwoman Tana L. McCoy has been appointed to the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California Board of Directors as the city’s representative to the 38-member board. She succeeds Janna Zurita, who served on Metropolitan’s board since November 2015.
In seating McCoy on the board MWD Board Chairwoman Gloria Gray said, “I welcome Tana McCoy to the board and I look forward to working with her.”
McCoy has a lengthy history of public service. Prior to accepting a unanimous appointment to represent Compton’s District 3 on the City Council McCoy had been a 40-year city employee before retiring in 2016. She was elected in the city council 2017 for a full term.
While still in high school McCoy began her career with the city of Compton as a junior intern at age 17. For 30 years, she was a council liaison in the Mayor’s and City Council offices. McCoy left that position for employment as a senior administrative analyst position with the Compton Water Department. After 10 years in that post, she retired in 2016.
McCoy was the city’s staff representative for three decades on the Compton Commission on the Status of Women. She has coordinated health fairs and other special events and programs in the city. McCoy volunteered on multiple City Hall service committees and also served as the president of the Employee Christmas Basket Committee, providing holiday dinner for needy families in the community.
As a Compton city councilwoman, McCoy represents the city on the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Board, Compton Creek Task Force Revitalization Committee, Independent Cities Association, and is the city’s alternate representative to the League of California Cities.
McCoy studied business at Associated Business College in Los Angeles and is the mother of three and grandmother to ten children.