Lorri Galloway was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2004 and has served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2012. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Eli Home for Abused Children. The Eli Home is a shelter for abused and neglected children and their mothers, providing award-winning child abuse prevention and domestic violence prevention programs throughout Orange County. Through emergency shelter, advocacy and outreach, Eli has benefited thousands of victims since 1983.
The Eli Home is a nationally recognized organization that has received numerous accolades including two Presidential Awards: the 338th Point of Light from former President George Bush and a Presidential Citation from former President Bill Clinton. Through innovative approaches, extensive use of volunteerism and a “spirit of excellence,” Eli successfully addresses some of the most pressing social issues of our time; child abuse and domestic violence.
Lorri’s extensive background and more than 20 years of helping families in crisis has carried over to her position as an elected official. Lorri’s passion and dedication to serving and improving the lives of the under-served and those in need is clear.
Since being elected in 2004 Lorri has been an integral part of the formation of Anaheim Family Justice Center, which opened in 2006. The Family Justice Center is the first of its kind in Orange County, and is a “one stop shop” for social service needs. The Family Justice Center has changed the way police respond to child abuse and domestic violence calls. It is an integrated system that is a collaborative effort among the Anaheim Police Department, Social Services, Judicial System, shelters and also includes a national crime database detailing stalking and domestic violence crimes.
Within the first year on Council Lorri was also involved in the adoption of the new housing strategic plan that will bring 1,200 new affordable housing units to Anaheim over the next 4 years.
Lorri represents the 4th District as a Board Member on the Orange County Transportation Authority Board since May 2011. In addition Lorri serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency, member of the CSUF Non-Profit Professionals Alumni Association, California Bar Association-Probation Department, Canyon Hills Community Council, Los Amigos, and before being elected was a member of the Sesquicentennial Commission. Among her awards and achievements are: Rancho Santiago College Women of Achievement Award, First Lady of California Community Service Award, National Philanthropy Association Outstanding Founder Award, Orange County Spirit of Volunteerism Award, Orange County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award, and the Orange County Central Labor Council Community Services Award.
Lorri has resided in Anaheim for 29 years with her husband Michael and has two daughters, Tami and Shannen.