Meet Giovanni
A child of a pastor, Commissioner Giovanni Christon-Pope learned from an early age the importance of investing and supporting his community. He believes the only way for society to move forward is by government and community partners working together. To ensure everyone, regardless of their background, has had the opportunity to succeed. Commissioner Christon-Pope has volunteered with numerous organizations to provide resources to students, unhoused individuals, and working families to ensure a strong safety net during times of crisis in the Antelope Valley.
While attending Lancaster and Highland High school, Commissioner Christon-Pope recognized how systemic inequities have led to rampant challenges in neighborhoods across the AV and society. Since then, he has taken quick action to ensure a level playing for those who need more resources to reach their full potential. After the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida, Christon-Pope organized multiple demonstrations across the Antelope Valley. These demonstrations helped empower the younger generation to use their voice to enact change to make schools safer.
In 2020, Christon-Pope organized his community to support public health and safety measures for all communities across the Antelope Valley and California. Which led him to serve on the City of Lancaster Social Equity Commission, which is working towards ensuring the barriers to success and opportunity in the Antelope Valley are dismantled.

After being appointed to the Commission in 2020, Commissioner Christon-Pope has delivered numerous common sense victories for our community. Such as successfully working with the Sheriff's Department and community stakeholders to ensure every Sheriff Deputy in the City of Lancaster wears a body camera while on patrol.
Given this, Christon-Pope currently serves on the board of the 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Antelope Valley Community Organizing Alliance. A community-based organization providing civic engagement opportunities, voter registration, and connections to resource providers and service projects in the AV.
Commissioner Christon-Pope currently lives in West Lancaster. He is currently serving his second term as Commissioner and now serves as its Vice-Chair. He is still the youngest and the first openly gay man to be appointed to public office in Northern Los Angeles County. Christon-Pope has been recognized for his leadership in the Antelope Valley, receiving numerous awards and recognitions from elected officials such as the American Leadership Award from former US Representative Steve Knight.
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