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Civilian of the Year - Secretary Lily Fuentes, Serial No. V8837
Secretary Consuelo “Lily” Fuentes, Serial No. V8837, was selected as the South Traffic Division Civilian of the Year for 2011. Lily is a consummate professional with more than 16 years of employment with the City of Los Angeles. In February 2006, Lily was successful in taking an oral interview at South Traffic Division for the position of Secretary. While assigned to South Traffic Division she has worked for four different Captains, both male and female, who were ecstatic about her work ethics, professionalism, and ability to get projects completed.
During the year of 2011, the City of Los Angeles experienced severe budgetary crisis which caused a layoff of civilian personnel and the installation of mandatory furlough days off. Although short of personnel, Lily worked tirelessly and diligently to ensure that Bureau and other Los Angeles Police Department projects were completed and turned in within a timely manner.
On a daily basis Lily checks and updates the Commanding Officer’s appointment calendar, confirms with Bureau, Chief’s Office, and other entities within the Los Angeles Police Department to ensure the Commanding Officer is present at all of his scheduled meetings. She is well adept at assigning, reviewing, editing, and tracking projects. She ensures that projects meet the completed staff work criteria.
Lily is a loving wife and mother of four beautiful children, Emily, Edward “JoJo”, Elisa “Ellie”, and Enrique. Her oldest daughter is attending college out of state at Arizona State University. She spends a lot of time assisting her children with their homework and keeps them active with extracurricular activities such as singing, dancing, football, swimming, and volleyball practice and competitions.
Lily does volunteer work and fundraising for the Preeclampsia Foundation, which is near and dear to her heart. This foundation was created to assist women who have suffered from preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Lily also supports Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Lily helps South Traffic Division achieve its goals. Officers continuously seek out Lily’s assistance to help them acquire supplies, gun letters, assignment changes, seek assistance with vacations and payroll changes. Because of her positive attitude, work ethic, and commitment to the Department and her community, Lily was selected to represent South Traffic Division as the Civilian of the Year for 2011.