During a recent city council meeting, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and the council welcomed Liza Kosky Rodriguez, a former criminal justice commissioner, as deputy mayor focusing on public safety.

Rodriguez has an extensive background in combating domestic violence and human trafficking issues. 

“Liza Kosky Rodriguez has played a crucial role in our community, continually striving to improve public safety and quality of life, through her roles as a criminal justice commissioner and director of the SARS program,” Parris said. “I believe wholeheartedly in the work Liza has done and will continue to do for the safety of our community. She has proved her dedication to our residents and I am proud that she is our newest Deputy Mayor.”

Rodriguez has served on the Criminal Justice Commission for more than three years. She is the current Program Director for the Valley Oasis SARS (Sexual Assault Responsive Services) program and serves on the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Community Advisory Committee. Rodriguez is also a member of the Antelope Valley Hospital sub-advisory committee that provides middle school age children with information about making appropriate choices regarding drugs and alcohol.

In addition, she formerly served as a Volunteer on Patrol for the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station and as the past Board President of Vita Illuminatus, a non-profit organization which fostered awareness and prevention of human trafficking in the Antelope Valley.