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L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council

Formed in 2016, the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council is co-chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. The Council brings together leaders from across the region, including local and state elected officials, academics, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and corporate executives — who share the common goal of addressing climate change and transforming L.A. into a sustainable megacity.

The mission of the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council is to harness the diverse expertise of its members to deliberate and strategize on innovative local, regional and statewide sustainability solutions. 


Gene Block
Chancellor, UCLA

Eric Garcetti
Mayor, City of Los Angeles


  • Martin Adams, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Lori Bettison-Varga, Executive Director, L.A. County Museum of Natural History
  • Hali Borenstein, CEO, Reformation
  • Ronald Brookmeyer, Dean of Public Health, UCLA
  • Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM
  • Kevin de León, Councilmember, District 14, Los Angeles City Council
  • Michael Dubin, CEO, Dollar Shave Club
  • Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles
  • Mark Gold, Deputy Secretary for Oceans & Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Northridge
  • Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation
  • Richard Katz, Former CA State Assembly Member/Richard Katz Consulting, Inc.
  • Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District
  • John Kilroy, President/CEO, Kilroy Realty
  • Jena King, Co-Founder, Jena & Michael King Foundation
  • Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor, District 3, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • Lyn Lear, President, Lyn Lear Productions
  • Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
  • Felicia Marcus, Former Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Kelly Meyer, Environmental Leader, NRDC Board Member
  • Amber Miller, Dean, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Mnookin, Dean of Law, UCLA
  • Jayathi Murthy, Dean of Engineering, UCLA
  • Marc Nathanson, Chairman, Falcon Waterfree Technologies
  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Manuel Pastor, Professor and Director, USC, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
  • Kevin Payne, President and CEO, Southern California Edison
  • Tom Penn, President and Co-Owner, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Jonas C. Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry/Director, Caltech, Resnick Sustainability Institute
  • Matt Petersen, CEO and President, LACI
  • Tony Pritzker, Managing Partner and Co-founder, The Pritzker Group
  • Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the CA Assembly, 63rd District
  • Tara Roth, President, Goldhirsh Foundation
  • Laura Shell, Chair, California Advisory Board, Trust for Public Land
  • Hilda Solis, Supervisor, District 1, LA County Board of Supervisors
  • Victoria Sork, Dean of Life Sciences, UCLA
  • Terry Tamminen, President, 7th Generation Advisors
  • Patricia Turner, Senior Dean of College of Letters and Science, UCLA
  • Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA
  • Phillip Washington, CEO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Steve Westly, Managing Partner, The Westly Group