Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Vahid Khorsand, who currently serves as deputy director of planning and land use for Councilman Bob Blumenfield, 3rd District, to the Board of Public Works.
“Vahid has dedicated his life to lifting up communities and making sure city government opens doors of opportunity for our residents – and that makes him the ideal leader to help us deliver the core services that make our neighborhoods work,” Garcetti said. “His proven leadership skills and breadth of experience working with communities across Los Angeles give me confidence that he is well equipped to make sure City Hall is working efficiently and helping to improve Angelenos’ quality of life.”
Throughout his career, Khorsand has been active in networks that advocate for increased community investment, especially for underserved and low income populations. Khorsand was born in Tehran, and came to Los Angeles at the age of 4. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach and receiving a master’s degree from Pepperdine University, Khorsand worked with his brother at BWS Financial Incorporated, an equities research firm focused on giving back to local neighborhoods and senior citizens.
Khorsand also served as the West Valley area representative for Garcetti from 2020-21, where he helped bring mobile vaccine clinics, resources for small businesses and facilitate the donation and dissemination of PPE to community-based organizations.
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to be entrusted by Mayor Garcetti and the City Council to serve my city of Los Angeles on the Board of Public Works,” Khorsand said. “I look forward to getting to work with my fellow Angelenos and digging in on important public infrastructure projects through the city.”
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works is a five-member executive team responsible for the administration of the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, overseeing and managing more than 5,000 employees within the department’s five bureaus, which include the Bureau of Contract Administration, Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Sanitation, Bureau of Street Lighting and Bureau of Street Services.
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