Jan Hall Zolin
70th Assembly District, Woman of Distinction
“It is an honor to celebrate the great women of AD 70 each year. As a parent and a teacher, I value the contributions of the women in our lives who serve as community leaders, volunteers, business owners, and heads of families.” - Patrick O’Donnell, Assemblymember, 70th District
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell hosts his annual Women of Distinction event every February during Women’s History Month. This award is presented in recognition of women of the 70th Assembly District who go above and beyond for our community. Honorees are nominated in one of five categories - Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, and Health Services – and selected by Assemblymember O’Donnell for their extraordinary achievements.
This year, one of our distinguished LBCC Alumni, Jan Hall Zolin, has been recognized by Assemblymember O’Donnell for her efforts. Jan is a Hall of Fame recipient and a longtime supporter of the LBCC Foundation. Here is what Assemblymember O’Donnell had to say:
Jan Hall Zolin has been a tireless leader for the Long Beach community, Southern California, and the State of California. She served as a strong leader and Long Beach councilwoman for 12 years. She also was the first woman to be elected as president of the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Continuing in the transportation field, Zolin went on to serve as a board member with Californians for Transportation and then became director of the Southern California Department of Commerce. She was inducted into the Long Beach Community College Hall of Fame in 1984. Zolin continues to be involved in local community issues.