Jared Rivera has been named Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement for the San Fernando Valley by Mayor Karen Bass.
Rivera’s community engage-ment will be to develop strategic partnerships, and ensure high-quality constituent service. He joined the administration earlier this month after more than 20 years of experience as a community and labor organizer, coalition builder and political strategist.
In his most recent role as Political Director of SEIU 2015, Rivera oversaw and directed the union’s statewide political program where he worked to elect labor and progressive leaders across every region and level of government within the state.
Prior to his role at SEIU 2015, he served as the Labor Director of Hillary for California & Nevada, where he liaised between endorsing unions in two states and the Presidential campaign. In addition to his work within the labor movement, Rivera has been an active member and Board Co-Chair of the Liberty Hill Foundation, the largest funder of grassroots community organizing in Los Angeles.
He started his organizing career in Los Angeles in the early 2000s as the Executive Director of LA Voice – an interfaith community organizing effort, part of the PICO national network, where he engaged thousands of Angelenos around issues of tenant protections, citizenship drives, access to healthcare and immigration reform.