Paul C. Blanco was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster in July 2007.
Mr. Blanco retired from his position as a medical case worker with Los Angeles County, Department of Mental Heath in August 2007. He is the founder and former president and chief executive officer of the Federation of Filipino American Associations, and served as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Blanco’s life has been spent helping others to better themselves. He has held senior leadership positions in several Christian and Filipino grassroots organizations both in the United States and abroad.
He has served as Commissioner of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., California Holiday Commission; and as a member of the Long Beach Citizen Police Complaint Commission. He has also been a member of the Veterans Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
In 1992, Mr. Blanco was an official member of President George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Delegation attending the 50th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines.
Mr. Blanco holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from the Philippine Christian University, and has an M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a Professorship of Academic Leadership from the University of Phoenix.