Georgette Powell has been owner/operator of Mel’s Fish Market for the past 11 years. Founded by her late father Mel Powell, Mel’s Fish Market has been a staple in the Los Angeles area for over 27 years.
Georgette learned the business at the feet of her father when she was a young girl. After finishing college at the University of California at San Diego, Georgette became a full time partner in the business with her father and sister Janie.
In 2005, she and a friend opened Mayday Sober Living in her home to create a stable and a nurturing environment for women to get a new start in life after drug treatment. In addition to preserving her father’s legacy, she has her own vision of extending that legacy into developing a resilience center to provide life skills, counseling/mentoring and job training to neighborhood at-risk youth and adults recovering from drug abuse.
She has worked hard to give back to the community by partnering with organizations such as Joy in Jesus Community Outreach and Mothers In Action, and donating meals to seniors at Ward Villas.
Georgette is proud supporter of Dorsey High School Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy, along with Varsity Football and Girls Basketball programs. She has mentored several student employees encouraging accountability, integrity and being their best.
In memory of her father and her desire to bring the community together, she developed Mel’s Fish Market Annual Health Fair and Block party. With the help of several county health agencies, local politicians and community organizations she provided free health screenings, food and entertainment.
With hard work and dedication, she hopes to continue to create opportunities and solutions for her community.
She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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