Britt Huff was elected to the Rolling Hills Estates City Council in 2013, after serving on the Planning Commission for five years; and as Chair in 2012. Prior to that she served on the City’s Environmental Advisory Committee. Council Member Huff has served on the Board of Directors of the Montecillo Homeowners’ Association for five years, and as a Neighborhood Watch captain for 14 years. She served on the Peninsula Education Foundation Board of Directors for a number of years, co-chairing the Main Event, their annual fundraiser for Peninsula schools. She served in many leadership positions in the PVPTA, including president of the Palos Verdes High School PTA, and President of the PV Council of PTAs for the 16 peninsula schools. During that time, she received PTA Honorary Service awards, and the Golden Oak Award, the California State PTA’s highest service award. She has also been active in a number of other peninsula-wide service organizations.
Council Member Huff represents the City of Rolling Hills Estates on the Board of Directors of the South Bay Cities Council of Government (SBCCOG), where she was elected to her second term on their Steering Committee. She also serves as the Chair of the newly formed SBCCOG Senior Working Group, which brings together representatives of 16 member cities to cooperate in the development of programs and services for older adults in the South Bay. She was recently elected by the SBCCOG as their representative to the Board of Directors of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce. Britt has also served on the Legislative Committee of the California Contract Cities, the Environmental Quality Committee of the California League of Cities, and numerous other RHE city committees, including Chairing the RHE Environmental Advisory Committee.
In her professional life, Council Member Huff is Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Healthcare and Elder Law Programs (H.E. L.P.), which is a free education and counseling center for seniors confronting aging issues. In her role as a community advocate, she has served on the Board of Directors of the two newly formed Village Projects developed in the South Bay, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village; and the South Bay Village, which services Torrance, the Beach Cities, and surrounding area. These Village projects are part of a national Village movement designed to help seniors to stay in their own homes as they age, with the help of volunteers and neighbors. Her professional memberships include the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, and the South Bay Estate Planning Council.
Council Member Huff holds a B.A. from UCLA, a graduate certificate from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph. D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in political science/systems management. Her previous professional experience includes: Capitol Hill Legislative Assistant; Foreign Service diplomat with the U.S. Dept. of State; District Office Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Commerce; Regional Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy; and non-profit consulting. She has also taught on the adjunct faculties of USC, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and Marymount College in Palos Verdes. Council Member Huff has been married for over 30 years to Dr. Kenneth Huff, M.D., who is a Professor of Neurology with UCLA Medical School and Chair of Pediatric Neurology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Their daughter, Hana Lise, attended PV public schools from elementary through high school, received her B.A. from Cal Berkeley, and will graduate from medical school in May 2016. As a family they are active in their church, where Britt particularly enjoyed volunteering for 13 years as a mentor mom for the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program. She has also served as an Elder and Deacon in the Presbyterian Church USA. She and her family have undertaken short term medical missions in South America and Africa, most recently in Ghana and Kenya.
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