Janet Keo Conklin made history when she was elected to the La Palma City Council by becoming only the second candidate of Cambodian heritage to be elected to office.
As a child of Cambodian/Laotian refugees, she has worked very hard to take advantage of every opportunity and now works equally as hard to help all citizens in La Palma utilize government services to improve their lives and that of their families.
She was the first in her family to graduate from college, thus becoming a small business owner for the past two decades. After graduating from U.C. Irvine, she’s enjoyed a successful career in corporate America. Janet is today associated with a real estate brokerage firm and she remains an active real estate agent.
Janet represents citizens by being actively engaged with her community. She is a former member of the La Palma Community Activities and Beautification Committee, she is a member of the League of California Cities, serves on the Advisory Board, Bridges at Kraemer Place Community, and an alternate board member of the Municipal Water District of Orange County.
In addition, she is a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Los Angeles Cambodian Employee Association and Janet serves on the executive committee of the Long Beach Sankranti Celebration.