Advocacy, Education & Political Leadership in Orange County

APA California Chapter, Orange Section


Friday, September 22, 2017
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PDT

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Advocates and political leaders working together can lead to big wins. This panel will look at how advocacy groups can provide community insight and focus to help political leaders take smart risks and provide the leadership on the ground to build support for regional equity and work in concert with advocacy groups to integrate Active Transportation, Housing Affordability and Environmental Justice.


Yenni Diaz

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Yenni Diaz is the Project Director the Orange County Environmental Justice Project. She is a graduate from the University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health and is heavily involved in local community efforts throughout the City of Santa Ana, primarily the Building Healthy Communities initiative. Read More

Nancy Mejia

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Nancy Mejia is the Program Coordinator at Latino Health Access and a co-founder of the THRIVE Community Land Trust. Prior to her position at Latino Health Access, Nancy was the Deputy Director at the CUNY Institute for Health Equity. She received two Bachelor’s degrees from the UCLA, one in ... Read More

Paul Martin

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Paul Martin, PE, TE, LCI, is the Active Transportation Coordinator for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). His efforts focus on strategic partnerships to empower police, city staff, and advocates to encourage and improve safety for active transportation travel. Paul is managing OC Active, the first countywide active transportation plan ... Read More

Andrew Pasillas

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