Public Works Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 09/27/2021
Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), the Los Angeles Board of Public Works is excited to announce five in-person and virtual events during the months of September and October. All Angelenos are invited to join the various activities held in celebration of the history, culture, and significant contributions made by Latino Americans to the City of Los Angeles and the nation. These events will shine a spotlight on the ongoing efforts of the Department of Public Works (LADPW) to create equitable solutions to the environmental and climate crises, support small and diverse business owners, and recognize the outstanding achievements of employees from all backgrounds. This year’s in-person events will focus on tree adoption and planting as the City ramps up efforts to bring tree equity to every neighborhood in Los Angeles.

EVENT DETAILS:

  1. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Tree Planting and Adoption with Council District 14. Hosted by Council Member Kevin de Leon and Board of Public Works Vice President Aura Garcia and Commissioner Teresa Villegas
  • Address: 2045 Judson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Fruit and Shade Tree adoption and tree planting volunteer event
  • Want to help plant trees? Volunteer Registrationhttps://tinyurl.com/VolunteerSep25
  • This event will be the first tree planting for the City’s new Tree Ambassadors, part of a pilot project to bring tree equity and job training and development to underserved, shade-poor communities. These paid ambassadors are currently undergoing a multi-step training process to learn more about trees and prepare them to talk to members of their own communities about the benefits of tree adoption. Learn more about the Tree Ambassador program by watching this session of Lunch and Learn with the City Forest Officer: Lunch and Learn July 28, 2021- Tree Ambassador Program

  1. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Board of Public Works PresentationJoin Vice President Aura Garcia, Commissioner Teresa Villegas, and the entire Public Works Commission for a virtual Hispanic Heritage Month presentation during the Board Meeting. The Board will honor and recognize Latino employees from the Department of Public Works.
  1. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Tree Planting and Adoption with Council District 6. Hosted by Council President Nury Martinez and Board of Public Works Vice President Aura Garcia and Commissioner Teresa Villegas

  1. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (during the 8th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival) – Fruit and Shade Tree Adoption with Council District 1. Hosted by Council Member Gil Cedillo and Board of Public Works Vice President Aura Garcia and Commissioner Teresa Villegas

  1. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – Accessing L.A. RiseWith Virtual EventBoard of Public Works Vice President Aura Garcia and the Bureau of Contract Administration present the 2021 Accessing L.A. RiseWith Virtual Event. Join us for discussions focused on the City’s continued efforts to equip businesses with the tools and resources to learn, evolve, and thrive in an ever-changing business environment. This live, virtual business networking event is part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information visit, www.accessingla.com