205 S. Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, California 90220
Douglas Sanders was born and raised in Compton California. He graduated from Pius High School in 1975. Doug as everyone calls him received his AA Degree from Compton Community College majoring in Accounting, Economics and Math. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), majoring in accounting, finance and economics. He also participated in the U.C.L.A. Extension Accounting Certificate Programs.
Doug worked very early on in his father’s family business for many years in Compton. Doug received his real estate license at the age of 19 after which he began working for investment brokerage firms specializing in investment properties.
Doug also served 8 years in the United States Navy Reserves.
After the passing of his father Wesley Sanders Jr. who severed as the City Treasurer from 1973 to 1992, Doug was elected as the City Treasurer July 1, 1993.
Doug was awarded the designation of “Certified Investment Manager” from the Association of Public Treasures of the United States and Canada. Doug also received his advanced certified public finance investment manager and certificates in cash handling, with the completion of over 100 hours in Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Doug is a member of California Municipal Treasurer Association (CMTA), Association of Public Treasurer of US & Canada (APT) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
Doug has been elected as City Treasurer of Compton for 23 years and has been a resident of Compton for over 50 years.
Doug participates and supports various community programs and organizations within the City of Compton. When Doug is not at work serving the Public he enjoys listening to jazz and contemporary music, going to the movies and watching sports.