Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday announced his nomination of a former city environmental affairs commissioner to fill a seat on the Board of Public Works.
If confirmed by the full City Council, M. Teresa Villegas would replace the board’s vice president, Cecilia Cabello, who stepped down.
“Teresa’s deep experience and strong commitment to environmental justice will make her a powerful addition to the Board of Public Works,” Garcetti said. “Her leadership, ideas and vision will be extraordinary assets in growing my administration’s work to pursue a sustainable future and give Angelenos the excellent service they deserve.”
Villegas has worked for several elected officials and currently serves as community and government affairs representative for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Villegas spent more than a decade as a legislative deputy in the offices of county Supervisors Hilda Solis and Gloria Molina, where she was a principal adviser on issues related to energy, water to air quality, planning and parks, according to the mayor’s office.
Her resume also includes stints as a legislative director for the Trust for Public Land and serving the city of Los Angeles as an environmental affairs commissioner from 2006-2010 and as a member of the Proposition O Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee.
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