Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday named a lifelong Valley resident to a newly created position as his top official in the San Fernando Valley. Yolanda Fuentes, currently a Board of Public Works commissioner, will serve as the first associate director of neighborhood and community services. The position will act as a liaison between City Hall and Valley residents and businesses, the mayor said in a statement released Wednesday. “Having a senior official in the Valley was a priority and I am thrilled to have Yolanda as my lead representative in the Valley,” he said. Fuentes is a former district director for Valley City Councilman Tony Cardenas and Valley representative for former California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante. She also served as a liaison to the bureaus of street lighting and street services and department liaison for neighborhood empowerment, fire and cultural affairs. She will be based at the Van Nuys Civic Center starting April 2.