About Carla

Carla Thornton grew up in Moreno Valley and is a graduate of Canyon Springs High School. She served in the United States Air Force for twenty years and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. During her military service she worked as a logistics manager and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Carla dedicates her time in giving back to both her community and country by helping assist local veterans.

Carla currently serves as the Chairperson for the Moreno Valley Traffic Commission and previously served as Chair on the Environmental and Historical Preservation board. In 2016, she was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California Department of Veterans Affairs Board. She also is a Board of Director for the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center and serves on the Athletics Board at the University of California, Riverside.  Carla is proud to serve her alma mater, University of Southern California as a Council member for the Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families.

Carla received her BA degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland University College. She also earned a Masters in Management from the University of Redlands and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Carla has also earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California and has focused her research on veteran’s benefits and economic development.

Carla loves spending time with her 9 year old daughter, travelling and reading.

 

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Carla Thornton for Moreno Valley City Council, District 2

Carla Thornton grew up in Moreno Valley and is a graduate of Canyon Springs High School. She served in the United States Air Force for twenty years and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. During her military service she worked as a logistics manager and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Carla dedicates her time in giving back to both her community and country by helping assist local veterans.

Carla Thornton grew up in Moreno Valley and is a graduate of Canyon Springs High School. She served in the United States Air Force for twenty years and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. During her military service she worked as a logistics manager and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Carla dedicates her time in giving back to both her community and country by helping assist local veterans.

Carla currently serves as the Chairperson for the Moreno Valley Traffic Commission and previously served as Chair on the Environmental and Historical Preservation board. In 2016, she was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California Department of Veterans Affairs Board. She also is a Board of Director for the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center and serves on the Athletics Board at the University of California, Riverside.  Carla is proud to serve her alma mater, University of Southern California as a Council member for the Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families.

Carla received her BA degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland University College. She also earned a Masters in Management from the University of Redlands and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Carla has also earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California and has focused her research on veteran’s benefits and economic development.

Carla loves spending time with her 9 year old daughter, travelling and reading.

Carla Thornton grew up in Moreno Valley and is a graduate of Canyon Springs High School. She served in the United States Air Force for twenty years and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. During her military service she worked as a logistics manager and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Carla dedicates her time in giving back to both her community and country by helping assist local veterans.

Carla currently serves as the Chairperson for the Moreno Valley Traffic Commission and previously served as Chair on the Environmental and Historical Preservation board. In 2016, she was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California Department of Veterans Affairs Board. She also is a Board of Director for the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center and serves on the Athletics Board at the University of California, Riverside.  Carla is proud to serve her alma mater, University of Southern California as a Council member for the Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families.

Carla received her BA degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland University College. She also earned a Masters in Management from the University of Redlands and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Carla has also earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California and has focused her research on veteran’s benefits and economic development.

Carla loves spending time with her 9 year old daughter, travelling and reading.