Vas Singh is Retirees on the Move


Meet Vas Singh

By Beverly J. Clark, Publicity Director

Vas Singh

Meet Vas Singh. Vas started with the City of Los Angeles in 2003 as an Administrative Clerk working in Public Works/Sanitation. After 17 years, he retired from the Office of Finance as a Sr. Administrative Clerk.

In retirement, Vas is very active in social and community activities. His goals are to advocate for community needs such as outreach, homelessness, beautification, education, land use and sustainability.

Vas doesn’t let retirement slow him down. As part of his community service, he is an active member with RLACEI, the Wilkinson Senior Center in Northridge, LACERS Well, and AARP. He is also very active with his church (Gurudwara) and attends regularly on Fridays and weekends.

Vas is very much community oriented and has previously served in the following positions:

  • Vice President, Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council 
  • Planning Committee Member, Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Congress
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Congress Representative
  • Mayoral North Valley Regional Budget Representative 
  • Board Member, the Employees Club of California
  • Vas has traveled to the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada, immersing himself in diverse cultures and learning about different ways of life and customs.

Any words of wisdom for Retirees or those about to retire?

Vas encourages Retirees and soon-to-be retirees to “make future plans and set daily schedules.” He emphasizes the importance of staying active and engaged, crediting his involvement in social and community activities for enriching his retirement.

What was the smartest thing you did to prepare for retirement?

“I got involved in social and community activities.”

What do you miss from your years of service with the City of Los Angeles?

“I miss office colleagues, friends, get-togethers, birthday parties, picnics and other events.”

As you reflect on your City career, would you have done anything differently?

“No, not at all. I enjoyed my experience being employed with the City of Los Angeles.”

How do you fill your days in retirement, and do you get bored?

Exercise, social gatherings, community meetings, and quality time with loved ones keep Vas busy and fulfilled. He emphasizes the importance of staying active and engaged, ensuring a fulfilling retirement free from boredom.

Looking ahead to a new challenge

Vas continues to pursue his goals of making a difference by running for City council in District 12. His dedication to his community and passion for service shine through in this newest endeavor