Compton Community College District - Citizens' Oversight Committee

As outlined in Education Code Section 15278, the role of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is to “inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of revenues received from the sale of bonds authorized by the voters.” Members are appointed by the Special Trustee for the CCCD and serve a term of two years, with a two-term maximum. Members do not receive any compensation or benefits for their service. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.


After being dormant for several years, the CCCD reconstituted the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) in May 2012.


The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee members are:


Martha Brown (Chair, Community Representative), a board member and treasurer of the National Black Music Caucus (NASPAAM), is a retired music specialist who worked for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Unified School Districts. Brown served as a supervisor of student teachers in music education at California State University, Long Beach. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the Chicago Musical College division at Roosevelt University; a Master’s of Music degree from Western Michigan University; a Master’s of Music Therapy degree from the University of Kansas; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.


Larry Edmonds (Senior Citizens Organization Representative), a member of the Salvation Army Compton Corps advisory board, is retired after more than 40 years of employment with the Los Angeles County. His most recent role was serving as a Senior Disaster Specialist Manager. Edmonds attended Harbor College, as well as the former Compton College where he studied Business Administration.


Arturo Ramos (Community Representative) is a Neighborhood Preservation Officer for the City of Lynwood. He is a member of the Lynwood Unified School District’s Parent Organizing Network and treasurer for Lynwood Save Our Students. He has also served as an officer for several advisory committees and advocacy groups supporting the Lynwood Unified School District. Ramos earned a degree in computer engineering from California State University, Long Beach.


Irene Shandell (Community Representative) is retired from the Internal Revenue Service where she supervised revenue officers. Her responsibilities involved administering, supervising, and performing work related to collecting delinquent taxes, surveying for unreported taxes, and securing delinquent returns. She received a bachelor’s degree in general education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a minor in public administration.