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For more than fourteen years, the AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series has connected AIA|LA members to elected officials, policy makers, developers, institutional clients and others who are key to transforming the Los Angeles region.

For small to mid-size firms, these small-group/roundtable meetings may serve as an introductions to elected officials, institutional clients or policy experts. For firms of all sizes, they provide opportunities to influence the built and natural environment, and learn more about the viewpoints of regional leaders.

Topics may include economic development, energy and water conservation, open space, architecture, urban design and land-use policy. Though originated for members, all stakeholders interested in the built environment are welcome. Past speakers include the Mayor of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Council Members, California State Senators, Assembly Members, General Managers, Deputy Mayors, School Superintendents and leading Developers among many notable others.

09.07 | 8:00-9:30AM
Breakfast with Stuart Marks
Stuart Marks- Group Co-Head, Origination (WEST) – Plenary Group. Based in Los Angeles, Stuart is responsible for structuring, bidding and closing projects in Canada and the US.

Breakfast Hosted By: SOM
09.13 | 8:00-9:30AM
Breakfast with Brett Steele
Brett Steele (AA DIPL, HON FRIBA, FRSA) is the first architect appointed as dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts). He is a frequent visiting lecturer, presenter, and critic at universities, cultural centers, and offices worldwide as well as a leader in arts and architecture education.

Breakfast Hosted By: HKS Architects
9.26 | 8:00-9:30AM
Breakfast with Sydney Kamlager-Dove
Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) was sworn-in April 16, 2018, she represents the 54th Assembly District that includes communities west of downtown Los Angeles, from Crenshaw to Culver City, and as far north as Westwood and Inglewood.

10.12 | 8:00-9:30AM
Breakfast with Austin Beutner
On May 1, 2018, Austin Beutner was selected as the superintendent by the Los Angeles Board of Education (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the U.S. The school district spans over 720 square miles with over 640,000 students, 900 schools, 187 public charter schools, 60,000 employees, and a $7.5 billion budget.

2018 City Leaders Breakfast Series Sponsored By: Psomas