Los Angeles Women in Green Power Breakfast - Q1 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us for the first Los Angeles Women in Green breakfast of the 2014 series! We are pleased to announce that Ana Guerrero, Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff will be joining us for a conversation with sustainability leader, Heather Rosenberg. Ana will share her experience, career path and what's in store for the administration with regard to sustainability.
AGENDA & SPEAKERS
6:45 AM Doors Open, Registration
7:00 AM Networking & Coffee Service
7:30 AM Welcome & Breakfast Served
7:35 AM A Conversation with Ana Guerrero
9:00 AM Closing
Annie Argento, Associate Principal, Gaia
Amelia Feichtner, AIA, Principal, Cuningham Group Architecture
Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan, Project Manager, Partner Energy
Dominque Smith, Interim Executive Director, USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter
Cuningham Group Architecture
Ana Guerrero serves as Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she is the primary driver of his agenda to improve neighborhoods, create jobs and make City Hall work better, and directs all aspects of the Office of the Mayor.
Guerrero has worked with Garcetti since he was first elected to the City Council in 2001. She was appointed as his Council Office Chief of Staff in 2008, after serving as his District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. As Garcetti’s top aide during his Council Presidency she worked closely with the City’s leadership to negotiate unprecedented budget and pension reforms. Garcetti’s Council District underwent a dramatic transformation with the help of Guerrero’s leadership, including being ranked number one in job growth. Guerrero helped develop and implement key initiatives such as Garcetti’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Uniting Neighborhoods to Abolish Graffiti, and tripling the number of parks from 16 to 48.
Guerrero brings extensive community organizing experience to her role as the Mayor’s chief strategist. She began her organizing career in 1990 with the Sonoma County Faith Based Community Organizing Project where she organized low and middle income families around issues such as job creation and affordable housing. She came to Los Angeles in 1995 to become the lead organizer of the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO). There, she led a campaign that helped more than 5,000 immigrants become naturalized, politically active citizens. She has also provided technical assistance to community-based organizations through the Center for Community Change.
Guerrero is an elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (AD43) and is Second Vice President of the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County. She remains active in community organizing through her service on the board of the Needmor Family Fund. Guerrero is an immigrant from Mexico and is the daughter of farm workers. She is married to Neal Goldstein and is the mother of three children ages 23, 10, and 8.
For more than a decade, Heather has worked on the leading edge of sustainability,guiding projects “beyond the checklist" and into an integrated systems-based approach. Her training as an ecologist allows her to bring a unique perspective to her her work on the built environment, which ranges from individual buildings – including a number of LEED Gold and Platinum-certified showcases – to 40,000-acre master plans. It has allowed her to shape policy at the city, state and national level, including work on strategic plans, Climate Action Plans, and the development of the USGBC's impact categories and the analytical weighting used in the LEED 2012 Rating System.
Heather's current work asks questions about inclusion, community and health that go to the philosophical core of the green building movement. She was recently awarded the USGBC Ginsberg Sustainability Fellowship to provide thought leadership on issues of social equity in the built environment. She advocates for practices that create community, enhance well-being, and address environmental justice. Her work has continually been shaped by asking what voices have been left out, and bringing them in.
Ms. Rosenberg has led many green building and green community projects, and has worked extensively with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on educational resources and rating system development. For example, she led the effort to support USGBC’s development of impact categories and an analytical weighting system for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2012 Rating System. And she is a co-author of the core curriculum for USGBC’s Core Concepts of Green Building Guide, which supports the 200-level education series that is the primary resource of the LEED Green Associate’s examination. Ms. Rosenberg is a trained facilitator, a certified permaculture designer, and serves on the USGBC Social Equity Task Force.