The 2014 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series :: Felipe Fuentes
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
ZGF ARCHITECTS LLP 515 South Flower Street, Suite 3700 Los Angeles, CA 90071

The 2014 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series ::

the eleventh annual AIA|LA Breakfast Series

Councilmember - District #7, City of Los Angeles

Friday, April 25 (8:00 - 9:30am)

515 South Flower Street, Suite 3700 
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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The 2014 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series ::
The 2014 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.

Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Felipe Fuentes has spent two decades working to improve the quality of life for all residents of Los Angeles, especially the diverse communities of the Northeast San Fernando Valley. As Councilmember of the district he and his family have called home for more than 50 years, Felipe will continue these efforts, ensuring that the communities of the Seventh Council District get the services they need and the resources they deserve. He currently serves as Chair of the City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee and Vice Chair of the Housing Committee.

Felipe was elected to the State Assembly in 2007 to represent the 39th District, which includes the majority of the Northeast San Fernando Valley. During his tenure, Felipe passed legislation that spurred economic development, created jobs, improved the quality of schools and increased accessibility to affordable healthcare and housing.

He quickly rose to leadership ranks, chairing the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Utilities and Commerce Committee, Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the Select Committee on Revitalization of the Los Angeles River and Pacoima Wash. He also served on the Banking and Finance Committee.

Felipe’s bills directly impacted Los Angeles, including two signature bills that provided a $300 million extension to the State’s landmark film and television tax credit program. Felipe also addressed the state’s hunger crisis, passing historic laws that helped to bring over $850 million in federal food aid to nearly 7 million low-income Californians. As a parent, Felipe understands the direct correlation between the quality of a child’s education and the quality of their teacher, and he championed efforts to include student test scores in teacher evaluations.

Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Felipe served as Deputy Mayor of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and later as Chief of Staff to then Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla.

Growing up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Felipe attended local public schools and graduated from San Fernando High School. He later earned a degree in political science from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He currently lives in Sylmar with his wife Lena and their daughter. Felipe likes to spend time with his family working on their garden, tending to their chickens and sharing home-cooked meals.

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PART ONE (confirmed)

PART TWO (invited)

  • Mike Bonin - Councilmember, City of Los Angeles - District #11
  • Gil Cedillo - Councilmember, City of Los Angeles - District #1
  • Megan Ellison - Producer, Founder - Annapurna Pictures
  • Tara Roth - President of The Goldhirsh Foundation
  • Nury Martinez - Councilmember, City of Los Angeles - District #6
  • Josephine Ramirez - Program Director, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Hilda Solis - Former U.S. Labor Secretary & Candidate, Supervisor, County of Los Angeles - District #1

For more information, please contact:

Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director of Government & Public Affairs
AIA|Los Angeles
Tel: 213.639.0764