Prakash Narain new Mayor Pro Tem of Cypress,
Los Angeles, Jan 04, 2009
In a unanimous vote of the five-member City
Council, Prakash Narain, M.D. and Doug Bailey
became the new Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor, respectively,
for the city of Cypress, California. The decision
was made at the council meeting of December
8, 2008, at the Cypress City Council Chambers.
Narain and Bailey will hold these positions
for one-year terms that will continue until
December 2009. Todd Seymore and Leroy Mills
held these positions in 2008.
Dr. Narain and Mr. Bailey assumed their new
duties immediately. Both were elected to the
Cypress City Council in November 2006 and have
been very active in the community for many years.
Narain said he was humbled and honored to serve
the residents of Cypress in his new role as
Mayor Pro Tem for 2009.
Cypress, a city of about 50,000 people, is
located in Orange County in southern California.
Its population is 65% Caucasian and 21% Asian.
South Asians comprise only 0.2% of the residents.
Dr. Prakash Narain’s community involvement
includes serving 8 years on the Cypress Senior
Citizens Commission and as its chairman for
3 years. He became a Council Member in his first
attempt at public office.
Prakash Narain is a physician with a specialization
in internal medicine and geriatrics. He has
been in medical practice at Leisure World in
Seal Beach, California for 21 years. While serving
his four-year term as a City Council Member,
he continues his medical practice and his role
as Medical Director of the Leisure World Health
Care Center. He is also currently Chairman of
the Governing Board of Directors of Los Alamitos
Medical Center in Los Alamitos, California.
Prakash grew up in Bihar, India, attended
Darbhanga Medical College, and immigrated to
the United States in 1980. He completed his
medical residency in internal medicine at St.
Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago and his fellowship
training in geriatrics at UCLA Medical Center
and the VA Westwood Hospital in Los Angeles.
He is also a Fellow of the American College
Dr. Narain and his wife, Veena, have been
married 28 years and have lived in Cypress for
the last 21 years. Veena was the campaign manager
for Dr. Narain’s election in 2006. Their
son, Sachin, a graduate of UCLA, is currently
a 3rd year medical student at Albany Medical
College, in Albany, New York. Their daughter,
Seema, an accomplished Kathak dancer, is a senior
at UCLA studying Business Economics.
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