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About Susana Reyes

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Susana Reyes was appointed as Commissioner of the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public
Works on April 27, 2022. Reyes was previously on the Board of the Los Angeles Department
of Water and Power (LADWP) where she was first appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in June
2019. She was elected as Board Vice President on July 28, 2020, and was part of the allfemale-
led Board in the 120-year history of the LADWP. At LADWP, her priorities and
initiatives were focused on equity strategies, renewable energy, energy efficiency, customer
service, diversity, and inclusion, and change management. The first Filipino American to be
appointed to the LADWP Board, Reyes is also the first LADWP retiree to hold a seat on the
Reyes previously served as director of LADWP’s Low-Income Customer Access, a position
that helped ensure low-income ratepayers could access financial assistance, discounts and
rebates offered by the utility. A public servant for over 32 years, she is the founder and CEO
of AgilEngines LLC, an advocacy and consulting firm focused on community outreach and
civic engagement strategies. Previous leadership positions included a pivotal role as a Human
Resources Director at LADWP where she oversaw health and wellness programs, training
and leadership development, and the Workers Compensation Program.
Reyes’ experience also includes working on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Sustainability team as a
Senior Sustainability Analyst, where she helped oversaw the implementation of Los Angeles’
first Sustainable City plans and secured a $1.7 million grant for the City from the California Air
and Resources Board to help launch Blue LA — an EV car sharing pilot program in lowincome
communities which has now expanded to many underserved communities.
Susana Reyes’ appointment to the Board of Public Works comes as no surprise. Reyes was
the pioneer of the City Facilities Recycling Program which was successfully implemented in
the 1990’s in over 350+ City-owned and leased buildings. She also led the implementation
of the City’s first iteration of the Environmentally Preferable Products Purchasing Ordinance
in 1992, which was amended in 1995 and expanded in 2009 and had worked extensively
with the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) and the Department of General Services
on sustainable procurement issues. She is an active member of the Sierra Club and was
elected to the organization’s first-ever all-female Executive Committee in 2017. Reyes also
serves on the Governing Board of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Reyes graduated magna cum laude from Saint Paul College with a Communications degree.
She pursued a Civic Engagement Leadership and Management certification from the UCLA
Anderson School of Management, a Government Purchasing and Contract Administration
credential from the George Washington University and was a Certified Professional in
Learning and Performance (CPLP).