LOS ANGELES — Aura Garcia, who was appointed to the Board of Public Works by Mayor Eric Garcetti, was confirmed to the post today by the Los Angeles City Council.
“Aura has devoted her life to creating opportunities for people who need to be lifted up — and that spirit of service will make her an outstanding commissioner on the Board of Public Works,” said Mayor Garcetti. “She has a proven ability to bring people together, and her experience will be a strong asset in the work of strengthening our City’s infrastructure and improving service to all Angelenos.”
The daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, Garcia grew up in Los Angeles and has dedicated her career to the advancement of her community. Her career began working in the education sector for the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), and later for the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) — where she secured funding and resources for the launch of the FamilySource Centers, which provide services and support for low-income families.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to represent our community on the Board of Public Works,” said Commissioner Garcia. “I look forward to doing all I can to ensure our City’s growth and development meets the needs of my fellow Angelenos.”
Most recently, Garcia worked at Los Angeles Mission College in the Office of the President as executive consultant and grant writer and served as a Commissioner on the City’s North Valley Area Planning Commission. Prior to that, she worked as Mayor’s Garcetti’s East Valley Area Representative and Regional Manager in Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement.
Garcia holds a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Child Development from Cal State Northridge.