A local social service coordinator and lifelong area resident has been chosen as the new Watts field deputy for Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr.
Symone Starr-Parker, former director for social services and youth development at the Watts-based Westminster Neighborhood Assn., will begin work Monday as Svorinich's chief community liaison in the northernmost portion of his district. She will help coordinate city services and work with residents to address local concerns.
"I am excited to get the ball rolling," she said.
Starr-Parker, 29, was one of about 30 applicants for the position vacated in December by Nicole Jones, who left to take a job as field deputy for state Assemblyman Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles).