Corliss Lee has lived in Long Beach over a span of 24 years in the Plaza area and the Lakes Condominiums. She has experience in unions as a Teamster and an elected leader in contract negotiations. She is a proven leader with 20 years in aerospace as a manager in both Finance and Materiel organizations. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a BA in Language Studies and post graduate work in Forestry. She also completed the coursework for a teaching credential at Long Beach State University. She has done volunteer work at an after school and summer program at El Dorado Park for students and adults with disabilities. For the last 5 years, she has been a volunteer at Cubberley Elementary School where she participates in supporting classroom activites and teachers.

Corliss’s mom with the dogs.

Corliss is currently a retiree and full-time Long Beach community activist. She is a director and secretary of Citizens About Responsible Planning (CARP), a group that is a watchdog over City plans that affect the citizenry and/or the environment and wildlife. She is a founder and leader of the neighborhood group Eastside Voice which is challenging the Land Use Element (LUE) proposal that would greatly increase density both in East Long Beach and across the City. She is a member of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO) that has rallied the residents of Long Beach in opposition to the LUE.