Dr. Victor Manalo is the President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) and Chair of the NASW Council of Chapter Presidents.  He is a retired university professor, former city councilman and Mayor, and local government consultant.  He earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.

For nearly 12 years, he served on the Artesia City Council and was active as President of the California Contract Cities Association, Regional Council Member of the Southern California Association of Governments, and Policy Board Member of the South East Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board (SELACO WDB).  He the Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Artesia and a member of the board of directors of AFS Long Beach.

Victor continues to teach graduate and undergraduate policy, political practice, and community organizing at California State University, Los Angeles in the School of Social Work.  As a local government consultant, he works with cities to engage their constituents and stakeholders on a variety of issues from redistricting and pedestrian safety to community capacity-building.