"Paula Trejo has a 'Can Do' attitude. She is always volunteering for the hard and challenging tasks and activities, and never leaves the tasks incomplete. She is very compassionate about community services and youth development and education. Paula is very resourceful and has earned the respect, admiration and popularity among her vocational and community peers."" - Rick Aldridge, Florence Firestone Community Leader, Nominator
2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Heroes nominee
- Has devoted 15 years of volunteer work with youth throughout the South East and South Los Angeles area.
- A founding member of Florence-Firestone Community Leaders (FFCL) whose mission is to enhance the quality of life & improve the delivery of LA County services in this unincorporated area of LA County. Currently Co-Chair of the FFCL Safety committee; past President 2006-09.
- Board member of LA County Workforce Investment Board, Youth Council Committee which has created jobs and constructive activities for youth in the LA Community.
- Named "Woman of the Year" in 2008 for the 50th Assembly District by Assemblyman Hector De La Torre for her contributions to the community. Has been given awards by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Gloria Molina, former LA County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and the LA County Sherriff's Department.
- Past member of LA County Art commission oversight group which sought out local artists to nominate and ultimately selected artists to create a painting for the Florence-Firestone Community Center.
- On July 1, 2014, appointed by LA Board of Supervisors as a member to the Cudahy Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight Board, which will enforce the financial obligations of previous contracts and while disposing the assets from the former California Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) in that municipality..