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Message from the Community Services Director

Jones John 2018On behalf of the Community Services Department Team, welcome to our webpage. I am proud to lead an organization that is rich in tradition with a reputation for providing high quality services and programs to our diverse community in ways that are responsive, helpful and caring.

The Community Services Department offers Torrance residents the unique opportunity to help achieve a sense of purpose, identity, self-worth and improved self-esteem within the specialized areas of Cultural Arts, Library, Parks and Recreation. This short video shows a sample of what the Community Services Department has to offer.

As a professional organization, each of our dedicated team members strive daily to deliver services to our community with integrity, honesty, and respect for all users. In all our services, we strive to foster lifelong learning and personal development, with a goal of cultivating joy, delight and wonder.  In addition, we embrace the vision that "Parks Make Life Better" for everyone.

I hope the information included throughout this website helps you understand the overall function and purpose of the Community Services Department and our commitment to "Creating and Enriching Community through People, Programs and Partnerships" within the City of Torrance. Please feel free to contact me with your comments or questions, as I welcome and encourage your civic participation and contribution to our community.

John R. Jones
Community Services Director


Community Services Department Mission Statement