Tonia's Story 

Tonia Reyes Uranga is the Principal Owner of Tonia Reyes Uranga Consulting, better known as TRUConsult, an entity that serves non-profits, public agencies and specializes in workforce and municipal policy issues.  

She presently serves on the board for LAANE – Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and is on the steering committee for the Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Communities. She serves as President for Goals for Life, a non- profit mentoring program that couples retired NFL players with school-age youth. Tonia serves as Executive Board Member for the California Democratic Party representing the 70th Assembly District.


Tonia has over 30 years in workforce and employment issues in Southern California in the areas of administration, contract compliance, and program development, including working with the Department of Labor (DOL) to explore Non-traditional careers for women and working to facilitate policies and training programs in DOL’s Region IX. Her advocacy and efforts to raise the plight of working women has resulted in her marching and standing with hotel housekeepers and hospital nurses to fight for safe and humane working conditions. 


Tonia has worked for the Long Beach and County of Orange Workforce Development agencies as an Employment and Training Specialist. She worked in partnership with the Los Angeles / Orange County Building Trades to help fund the initial development of the Apprenticeship Readiness Fund.  Tonia worked with Santa Ana College (SAC) to develop and fund the first Pre-Apprenticeship classes at SAC Center for Continuing Education to increase the success rates of apprentices. 


Tonia served as the first Executive Director for the Miguel Contreras Foundation, a Foundation formed by Business and Labor Leaders. She served on the Long Beach City Council from 2002 to 2010 and served on the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board and served as Board Member to the statewide Coalition for Clean Air.


Tonia's recognitions include the Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER) Public Service Award, Leadership California Community Leader Award, the NAACP Humanitarian Award and the LAMBDA Human Rights Award and the Champion of Justice Award from the LB Area Peace network, to name a few. 


Tonia Reyes Uranga earned her B.A. at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.  She is a 50-year resident of Long Beach.  Tonia and Roberto Uranga, who presently serves as a Long Beach City Council Member and a California Coastal Commissioner, are parents of three adult children. The Uranga family resides in Long Beach. 

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