Deputy Director, Pacoima Beautiful
Yvette Lopez-Ledesma is Deputy Director at Pacoima Beautiful. As Deputy Director she works with the staff to ensure proper delivery of grant deliverables and also researches funding opportunities. Yvettestarted with Pacoima Beautiful as a Project Manager under a Centers for Disease Control Community Transformation Grant where she further developed programs such as the People’s Planning School, a 12 week program that teaches community members about the planning process and civic engagement. Her current project, Mercado Pacoima is being funded through the United States Department of Agriculture to promote access to healthy food in low-income communities. Through this project she and her team are surveying residents of Pacoima to create an inventory of food producing homes with the goal of creating a space where residents can share food, get healthier and build community. Yvetteearned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning at CSUN and also earned her Master of Public Administration in the Urban Planning track at CSUN. Yvette currently serves as a member of the RE:Code LA Zoning Advisory Committee, and the San Fernando Valley METRO Service Council. Ms. Lopez-Ledesma has over 10 years of work and volunteer experience pursuing her professional interests in program planning, project management, social justice, sustainability, and community engagement.