Tana L. McCoy, District 3

Tana McCoy, Councilwoman District 3
Councilwoman Tana McCoy

Venita Alsenat


On February 2, 2016, Tana McCoy was unanimously appointed by the Mayor and City Councilmembers to represent the Great 3rd District of the City of Compton.  McCoy is a long time resident of the 3rd District.  She moved to Compton at the age of 12, attended Enterprise Junior High School and graduated from Compton Senior High School in 1975.  Later she attended Associated Business College.

While in high school, McCoy was asked if she would like to be a student worker at Compton City Hall.  Having a great interest in office skills and civics, McCoy jumped at the opportunity.  As a Junior Intern at the age of 17, while still in high school, she began to help political candidates and volunteer at local community events.  Volunteering and working at city hall helped to fulfill her natural ability to help others.  McCoy often says, “I have always felt that helping others is my calling.”

McCoy’s love for people and her community kept her a loyal and trusted public servant and employee of the City of Compton for over 40 years.  She has served in various administrative positions in the Mayor and City Council’s office, and the Compton Water Department.  During her employment in the City, as the Council Liaison Officer, she became the staff person assigned to the Compton Commission on the Status of Women, a position she held for over 30 years.

She has volunteered on many service committees in City Hall, and has served as the President of the Employee Christmas Basket Committee, providing holiday dinner for needy families in the community. McCoy has also been instrumental in planning and coordinating health fairs, special events, and programs.

Upon being appointed, Councilwoman Tana McCoy commented, “I am truly honored to be appointed to serve the residents of the 3rd District.  As a long time Compton resident and civil servant I understand the issues first hand as well as the opportunities.  I believe I’m fully equipped for the challenge and look forward to working with the community and my colleagues to effect positive change in the great City of Compton."

On June 6, 2017, The Honorable Tana McCoy was elected to serve the citizens of Compton. She represents the City as a Trustee on the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District Board. She is the Chair of the Compton Creek Task Force Committee and she is the alternate representative for the League of California Cities.

Councilwoman McCoy has 3 children and 10 jewels that affectionately call her Granny.