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Evelyn G. Zneimer
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Evelyn G. Zneimer was elected as the City Clerk of the City of South Pasadena in November 2013.

City Clerk Zneimer holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and graduated with honors. She was elected as the first woman president of her law school graduating class and also appointed as Managing Editor for UWLA Law Review. As a scholar, she studied at the University of Oxford, England, completing her international law studies in Comparative Laws in Human Rights. In November 2011, she was admitted to the United States Supreme Court and was sworn in by Chief Justice John C. Roberts, Jr.

City Clerk Zneimer has been a resident of South Pasadena for over 30 years. She has served as a City of South Pasadena (City) Commissioner for over 14 years (seven years with the Natural Resources Commission now Natural Resources and Environmental Commission and seven years with Parks and Recreation Commission). She served in various ad hoc committees, including the Measure M Citizens Oversight Committee, Utility Users’ Tax Committee, Arroyo Seco Nature Park Committee and Community Gardens. City Clerk Zneimer also served on various boards for civic organizations such as the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, American Cancer Society (ACS), San Gabriel Valley Leadership Council for ACS, and South Pasadena Chinese American Club. She was instrumental in the naming of the South Pasadena Arroyo Seco Woodland and Wildlife Park, drafted the amendments to the City’s Tree Ordinance, and assisted in drafting the Community Gardens Bylaws. She is passionate in advocating for the no-smoking regulations within the City.

In October 2010, City Clerk Zneimer received a Commendation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich as honoree for her outstanding contribution in the San Gabriel Valley Leadership Council for ACS.

City Clerk Zneimer’s law practice is concentrated in family law, immigration law (both federal trial and appellate), and criminal defense. She has been published by various federal law books nationwide and was named in the Who’s Who Millennium Edition in her legal profession.

In January 2006, City Clerk Zneimer was appointed as Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles County Superior Courts to sit in traffic, small claims, and unlawful detainer divisions. Currently, she has been primarily assigned in the Los Angeles Superior Court – Metro District in traffic division. For five years in a row, she has received a Recognition Award from the Los Angeles Superior Court judges for her significant contribution to the Judge Pro Tem program. In 2012, she was appointed to serve as a liaison in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Armed Forces Committee while providing pro bono legal services to the U.S. veterans and active military personnel.

In June 2006, she received the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Washington, D.C., and was named as Honorary Chair for the Business Advisory Council for the NRCC.

In June 1999, Governor Gray Davis nominated her and President Bill Clinton appointed her to serve as California Board Member of the United States Selective Service System and continues to serve in that capacity today.

City Clerk Zneimer earned her bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Master’s Degree in Biology with specialty in Molecular and Behavioral Genetics at California State University, Los Angles. She is a registered representative and has worked for Merrill Lynch Institutional Division trading U.S. government securities and foreign money market instruments for her corporate clients.

She is a member of the League of Women Voters, American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and The Recording Academy/The Grammys.

City Clerk Zneimer has two children, Daphne and Samuel Zneimer, who grew up in South Pasadena and have attended the City’s Blue Ribbon schools.

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