Max Reyes serves as Mayor Eric Garcetti's West Valley Area Representative. He is a longtime San Fernando Valley resident and plays an active role in the community. Max comes to our office with both district and policy experience in the California State Legislature and most recently served as the San Fernando Valley representative for State Senator Fran Pavley. Max graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science.
Read on to learn more about Max. You can submit a question about the West Valley Area here.
1. What's your favorite spot in Los Angeles?
My favorite spot in LA is historic downtown Canoga Park on Sherman Way. As someone who grew up in the area, I’m fascinated with the region's origins, especially back to when the community was first developing. There are also many independent, locally owned businesses there that give this section of town its own unique feel, not to mention the benefits it provides to the area.
2. What is your top priority for the area?
My top priority for the area is providing top-notch service to the Mayor's constituents. I would like to reach out to the community at large to get more residents civically engaged. Informing our constituents about our services and being accessible to them are key factors in knowing how we can best represent the people's interest, resulting in a better community.
3. What's one fun fact that you would like your constituents to know about you?
In my middle and high school days, I played guitar and specialized in rock music spanning from the 1960's through the 1990's. My favorite guitarists include Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica, and John Frusciante from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.