LA County Arts Commissioner and Community Activist Appointed to Represent SLNC Region 5

Newly-elected SLNC Board Member David Valdez

The SLNC Governing Board has appointed Los Angeles County Arts Commissioner and community activist David Valdez to represent SLNC Region 5. LINK TO Valdez has been a resident of Silver Lake since 2008 and was appointed to the Los Angeles Arts Commission by Supervisor Hilda Solis in 2015.  Born and raised in East Los Angeles, he is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Valdez has worked for several for profit and non-profit organizations, and devotes his community service to mentoring youth through programs including Jovenes, Inc, a community-based organization that provides transitional housing and workforce development for at-risk youth, ages 18-24.  LEARN MORE