Paramount council names Vilma Cuellar Stallings as new mayor

Courtesy photo Mayor Vilma Cuellar Stallings

At its annual reorganization meeting on April 5, the Paramount City Council elected Vilma Cuellar Stallings as mayor and Isabel Aguayo as vice mayor. They will serve one-year terms in their respective offices.

Cuellar Stallings grew up in Paramount and graduated from Paramount High School. She served on the city’s Public Safety and Parks & Recreation commissions and was elected to the City Council in March 2020. This is her first term as Mayor.


The new mayor is the city’s representative on the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, the Clean Power Alliance, the Gateway Cities/COG Board of Directors, and the City Council/Paramount School District Ad Hoc Committee.


Retired after spending 30 years as a librarian with the Paramount Unified School District, Cuellar Stallings is a member of the Paramount/Tepic Sister Cities organization and the Paramount Heritage Parade Committee. With her husband, Danny, she has two daughters and five grandchildren.


She replaces outgoing Mayor Brenda Olmos, who remains on the City Council.


“I’m truly blessed to have the opportunity to serve this great community on the City Council, and I thank my colleagues for putting their trust in me with this honor,” Cuellar Stallings said. “I’m excited to represent our City and lead the City Council as Mayor in the coming year, always with the spirit of teamwork and optimism that has been the hallmark of Paramount.”


Paramount is nationally known for its successful transformation from blighted suburb to a well-run city with an attractive business climate and quality of life. Located at the gateway to the Los Angeles metropolis, the municipality has earned numerous state and federal awards for its innovative strategic planning and investment in capital improvements. Today, Paramount is a business-friendly, growing community of landscaped boulevards, enhanced police service, parks, recreation programs, affordable housing, public art, and tree-lined neighborhoods with white picket fences.  For more information, visit