(L-to-R) Gloria Gray West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Councilman George Dotson, Inglewood District 1, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and Councilman Alex Padilla 2nd District. (Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), a Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement hailing the grand opening of the Inglewood Senior Center on Friday, January 12, in Inglewood, California:

“I am pleased and overjoyed to join with the mayor, members of the city council, and citizens of the city of Inglewood for the Grand Open House of the Inglewood Senior Center.”

Hundreds of seniors came out to celebrate the grand opening of the new senior facility in the rapidly developing City of Inglewood. (Photo by E. Mesiyah McGinnis)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is proud to have secured federal grants totaling $4.5 million for the development of the new Inglewood Senior Center. Congresswoman Waters worked very hard over a seven-year period — from 1999 through Fiscal Year 2005 – to support the city of Inglewood and the senior center. She is extremely proud that the center has finally come to fruition.

The city of Inglewood is experiencing great economic development and considerable growth, and our seniors will not be left out. Our seniors will have an opportunity to access a safe, secure, and beautiful facility because of the vision of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and city council members past and present, including former Mayor Roosevelt Dorn and Mayor James Butts.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is honored with a special room named after her, for her unwavering support in developing the new Inglewood senior center. (photo E. Mesiyah McGinnis)

“I consider the attention that we all afford our senior citizens in Inglewood to be a top priority as we continue to work hard toward providing them with the services they need and deserve. In addition to my support for senior services, I will continue to work on behalf of all the citizens of Inglewood. My office works closely with block clubs and other organizations throughout the city of Inglewood to respond to the concerns of the community. As a result, I have been successful in obtaining tens of millions of dollars in federal funds for the city of Inglewood to address noise mitigation, transportation and infrastructure, and other projects, in addition to the senior center, that improve the quality of life for the residents of Inglewood. I consider the realization of the Inglewood Senior Center one of the many high marks of my career, and I am dedicated to continuing my best efforts on behalf of all the citizens of the 43rd Congressional District.”