Senior Commission

Meeting Information

Date: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact Information

Staff Rep: Kari Bell
Phone: 626-744-3914
Mailing Address: Senior Commission
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Commission Members

Name Nominating Authority Term Expires
Jane Haderlein Mayor 6/30/25
Dawneen Lorance At Large/District 5 6/30/24
Dave Folz District 1 6/30/21
Ruby Quallsgray District 2 6/30/25
Mattie Betts District 3 6/30/23
Harald Zechner District 4 6/30/25
Mari Berkemeier District 5 6/30/25
Angie Mont O’Brien District 6 6/30/09
Chelsea Mason, Chair District 7 6/30/26
Katie Brandon Agency 6/30/25
Patricia Wright Agency 6/30/22
Martha Celis Huntington Hosp. SCN 6/30/26
Dion Ferguson Pasadena Senior Center 6/30/26


13 members, one nominated by each of the 7 Council members and the Mayor. The Mayor shall nominate one member from persons recommended by any of the other 7 Council members. The Pasadena Senior Center shall nominate one member, and the Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network shall nominate one member. Human service agencies providing services in Pasadena shall recommend two representatives for nomination.


The purpose of the Senior Commission is to advise the City Council on the needs, concerns and quality of life for seniors.

The commission shall:

  1. Advise the City Council on the needs and concerns of all seniors;
  2. Engage in consultation and study with local groups on the needs of the aged and evaluate available resources; and
  3. Consult with other public agencies and commissions on matters relevant to the commission.

Term of Office

Three years, limited to two consecutive terms. A term of less than one year is not considered a full term.