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Breakfast w/ Karen Mack
August 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT$10 – $20
AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception with Karen Mack – CEO, LA Commons
2019 City Leaders Breakfast Series Presented By: Psomas
The 2019 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.
Karen Mack – CEO, LA Commons
Karen Mack is a passionate, visionary leader in Los Angeles focused on leveraging the power of arts and culture to empower individuals, develop communities and build connections. Twenty years ago, she founded LA Commons, a South LA based nonprofit implementing artistic and cultural programs that reflect the unique character of diverse neighborhoods, with the goal of fostering interaction, dialogue and a better understanding of Los Angeles.
Through grassroots art projects, festivals and tours in partnership with communities across Los Angeles, LA Commons plays a unique role as a facilitator of local engagement in arts and culture as well as in other important issues – health, transportation and education to name a few, giving residents and particularly young people, a voice and an onramp to making positive change. Prior to work with LA Commons, she served as a Public Service Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she researched the role of culture in community building and Vice President at Community Partners, responsible for Program Planning and Development. She holds an MPA from Harvard University and an MBA from the John Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
She is currently a mayoral appointee to the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and in the past has served as the President of the City’s Board of Neighborhood Commissioners and the nonprofit Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. She also co-chairs the national initiative, Creative Placemaking from the Community Up.
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