Emma Sharif

City of Compton

Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton in June 2021. She has previously served as representative for the 4th District of the City of Compton where she supported many projects, including implementing the Collaborative Court in the Compton Courthouse, addressing concerns of homelessness and human trafficking in local and surrounding areas, and coordinating the redevelopment and renovation of South Park to include updated amenities.

Given her passion for education and public service, Emma has worked in the community for more than 20 years as a public-school teacher and as a member of the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees where she has served as President, Vice President, Clerk, and Legislative Representative.

Emma holds membership with the following organizations: National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club, New Frontier Democratic Club (NFDC), and Progressive Democratic Club. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Sociology; and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

As Mayor of the City of Compton, Emma is committed to serving as a voice for the community. She is dedicated to promoting equality for Compton residents, improving community amenities, and advocating for government transparency and student success.