Representing Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Director Fernando Dutra currently serves as a member of the Whittier City Council. He was recently re-elected in 2022 representing Whittier’s District 4. In March 2021, the Los Angeles City Selection Committee appointed Dutra to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority representing the Gateway Cities in Southeast Los Angeles County where he has been focused on transportation issues with a focus on Light Rail Extension Projects in the region. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) appointed Perez as a member to the LOSSAN Board of Directors in December 2022.
Dutra previously served as a Member of the Whittier Planning Commission for six years from 2006 to 2012 and has served as Chairman of the Commission. Prior to his term on the Planning Commission, he served for six years on the Design Review Board. He has chaired the Metro Light Rail Extension Project Washington Boulevard Coalition; sits on the Whittier YMCA Board of Directors; and has served on the St. Gregory Parish Board.
Dutra and his wife, Mary, have three children—Sara, Megan, and Eric. The Dutras have lived in Whittier since 1987. He is President of Allwest Development Company and holds licenses for general building contractor and general engineering.