Former 11th District Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski is among a select group of alumni, faculty and students being honored this year by the UCLA Alumni Association for their outstanding achievement, commitment to excellence and service to the university and the greater community.

The recipients were scheduled to receive their honors at a private ceremony June 1st on the UCLA campus in Westwood.

Miscikowski, who graduated from UCLA in 1970, was honored with the Public Service Award. A dedicated public servant for more than 30 years, Miscikowski served as a deputy to former Los Angeles City Councilman Marvin Braude for 22 years before being elected as the City Council’s 11th district representative for two terms (1997-2005).

Recognized both locally and nationally as an authority on city planning, Miscikowski’s contributions to Los Angeles include revitalizing and updating the city’s land-use policies, according to the Alumni Association. The American Planning Association recognized her expertise with the 2001 Distinguished Leadership Award for an elected official.