When Dan Minkoff purchased his family home near El Dorado Park 17 years ago, he chose Long Beach largely because of its excellent public education. Now he is joining the LBUSD school bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee to help make local schools even better.
The seven-member group is appointed by the Board of Education as an independent body, charged with informing the public about Measure K and E projects, reviewing bond expenditures, and developing an annual progress report.
A self-employed corporate communications and public affairs consultant, Minkoff is the father of Riley, a Millikan High School graduate and valedictorian; Aaron, a Millikan sophomore; and Luc, an eighth grader at Cubberley School.
"I spent nearly eight years as a consultant to the Los Angeles Community College District on the program management team for its $6 billion bond program," said Minkoff. "Now I want to use my background and knowledge to help ensure that school bond funds in Long Beach are being used efficiently and appropriately."
Minkoff grew up in the Inland Empire and studied political science from Cal State San Bernardino and Georgetown University. He was a sportswriter and reporter before joining the staffs of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Los Angles City Councilmember Jose Huizar.
As a public relations professional who has worked in the financial services and construction management industries, he also serves on the independent practitioner’s committee of the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter, and is a member of the Construction Management Association of America-Southern Califronia chapter. Minkoff is active as a soccer coach, and both he and his wife, Tammy, volunteer at their children's schools.