Gray is supported with endorsements from Mayor of Inglewood, James T. Butts and Councilmembers George Dotson, Ralph Franklin, Eloy Morales, and Alex Padilla. Mayor Butts lends his support with a special message, “Gloria Gray is our neighbor, our friend and has served us for decades as a public servant. As Mayor of the City of Inglewood, I am asking for you to join me in re-electing Gloria Gray to the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors.” Director Gray stated, “I am committed to serving our constituents with integrity and look forward to continued service via our water conservation programs and products,” says Director Gray.
Prior to her service in the water community, Gray dedicated a 36-year career to the Los Angeles County Departments of Health and Human Services in the areas of community relations, administration, health care management and human resources and has been active in local government and community organizations.
Director Gray was short-listed for a presidential appointment in 2013 to the Department of Interiors. She has served on the Boards of KCET, the King/Drew Medical Center, Charles Drew University of Sciences and Medicine, Los Angeles County Community Action Board, Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, Los Angeles County Democratic Club Central Committee, Southwest Community College, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Black Women’s Forum, Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services, Inglewood Y.W.C.A., Inglewood Chamber of Commerce, Inglewood Leadership Council, LAX Area Community Advisory Committee and South Central Multi-Purpose Senior Citizen Center.
Gray has received numerous awards, including: 2013 Los Angeles WAVE Newspaper's Most Influential Award; In March of 2013 she was inducted into the National Association of University Women’s Hall of Fame for exceptional leadership; Gray was honored in October 2012 by the Southern California Water Committee with the “Honorable Harriett Wieder” award for leadership in water; Friends of Ballona Wetlands for her leadership on current and future water supply issues; May 2012, Gray received the “Outstanding Women of 2012” award from the Gardena Chamber of Commerce; 2009 “Democrat of the Year,” 51st Assembly District; Outstanding Leadership Award from the American Business Women Association; Living History Maker from Turning Point Magazine; Friends of the Sisters at the Well for her leadership in civic and public engagement; 2011 Recipient El Camino College “Women of Distinction”; 2009 Power Pac Award from the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee; 2007 “Women in Water” Award from the Water Replenishment District of Southern California; 2007 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa