He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District. He was first elected to serve on the Board in April 2000 and represented Area 2 residents.
Councilmember Uranga has an extensive record of community service in Long Beach and nationally. He served as Chair of the American Community College Trustees, a nationally recognized advocate for community college education, becoming the first Latino to lead that group during his recently concluding chairmanship.
Councilmember Uranga attended California State University, Long Beach, where he worked in retention programs for seven years before beginning his 28-year career with the City of Long Beach where he is recently retired.
The Seventh District includes the communities of Bixby Highlands, Bixby Knolls, Bixby Terrace, California Heights, West Long Beach, Windward Village, and Wrigley.