5 Things About Aja:
She made history as Compton's youngest elected Mayor at the age of 31 - she is currently on her second term.
A national trailblazer, Mayor Brown’s ‘New Vision for Compton’ is a revitalization strategy centered on 12 key principles that focus on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructural growth.
Prior to serving as mayor, she created and oversaw Compton's Apprentice Program, an initiative that hires residents to work on city-backed improvement projects. In 2011, Brown co-founded the Urban Vision Community Development Corporation to boost economic development in the city.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Development, along with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Southern California.
You can follow Mayor Brown on Twitter: @AjaLBrown or on Instagram at @AjaLBrown