Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Special Guest Speaker
Ana Guerrero serves as Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Chief of Staff and directs all functions of the Office of the Mayor. In addition to Ana’s work at the helm of Mayor Garcetti’s “Back to Basics” agenda, she is a primary driver of the Administration’s work to advance gender and social equity. Under her leadership, and for the first time in city history, a majority (54%) of the more than 300 commissioners appointed by the Mayor to help run the city are women, and she worked with Mount Saint Mary’s University on its unprecedented study on the status of women and girls in the City of Los Angeles to shape new policies moving forward.*
Prior to joining Eric Garcetti’s staff, she worked as a community organizer in both rural and urban communities. In Sonoma County, she organized an affordable housing campaign that led to the development of hundreds of affordable units for low and middle income families. After coming to Los Angeles in 1995, she led a campaign that naturalized more than 5,000 immigrants.
Guerrero’s personal experiences with poverty—as an immigrant from Mexico and as a young single mother on public assistance—influence her work every day and fuel her firm belief that government and civic activism can create pathways to opportunity for those willing to work hard and dream big.
Guerrero is married and is a mother of three children ages 27, 14, and 12. She is an elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (AD43) and is the Founding President of the Avance Democratic Club of Los Angeles County.