Alita Godwin has dedicated her life to public service. Alita grew up in Los Angeles; however she has lived her entire adult life in the City of Compton.
After graduating from Gardena High Alita began working (temporary) for the Compton Police Department while attending Harbor College. On July 1, 1982 Alita was hired by the City of Compton, City Clerk’s Office. Alita worked in various positions within the Clerk’s office ultimately being appointed on January 13, 2004 as the 2nd African American Female City Clerk. Alita was elected to the position of City Clerk on April 19, 2005. Alita has worked for the City of Compton, City Clerk’s Office for 28 years.
Alita is a member of the Association of Records Managers, City Clerk’s Association of California, International Institute of Municipal Clerk’s, Compton Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union (Board Member). Alita is also the former President of the School Site Council for Dominguez High (2-year term). In January 2007 Alita was awarded the designation of “Certified Municipal Clerk” (CMC) from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. In 2008 Alita received her Notary license. Alita is an active volunteer for the Read Across American Program.
When Alita is not at work serving the Public she enjoys spending time with her husband Ranard and her two son’s Tyree and Juwan. Alita enjoys watching sports, especially Basketball.
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