Monica Rodriguez was appointed Vice President to the Los Angeles City Board of Public Works by Mayor Eric Garcetti in July, 2013, bringing more than 18 years of public and private sector experience in the fields of public policy, government relations and non-profit development.
Previous to her current role, she served nearly 10 years as an executive with the California Association of Realtors (CAR). Rodriguez was responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the organization’s philanthropic housing initiatives aimed at expanding and preserving homeownership for all Californians. Before joining CAR, Rodriguez served as chief deputy and senior policy advisor to Los Angeles Unified School Board (LAUSD) President Caprice Young. Rodriguez worked with Young as a pioneer in the school district reform efforts and an unprecedented era of new school construction.Rodriguez is no stranger to city hall. As a member of the Riordan Administration, she led the successful community revitalization efforts associated with the Targeted Neighborhood Initiative and co-founded the F.I.R.E. Academy, an afterschool program designed to provide at-risk youth school to career education, a unique collaboration between the Los Angeles City Fire Department, LA Community College District and LAUSD.
A graduate of Occidental College, Rodriguez a life long resident of the San Fernando Valley, resides in Mission Hills with her husband and two children.
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