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October 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Creating Livable Communities in Los Angeles

Join Chancellor Gene Block at the annual UCLA in Downtown LA reception. The program will include awards presentations and a conversation between sustainability expert Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment & sustainability, and Jim Newton, editor-in-chief of UCLA Blueprint.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Los Angeles City Hall
Spring Street Forecourt
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program


Honorees and Special Guests

Guest Speaker

Gene Block

Local Leader of the Year

Laurence B. Frank, J.D. ’90
Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Advocate of the Year

Howard Welinsky, ’72
Former Senior Vice President
Warner Brothers Pictures

Guest Speaker

Christine Simmons, ’98
President & COO, Los Angeles Sparks
President, UCLA Alumni Board

Guest Speaker

Jim Newton
UCLA Blueprint

Guest Speaker

Mark Gold, ’72
UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor of Environment & Sustainability

Community Programs of the Year

UCLA Landmark Award

Community Scholars Program

UCLA Catalyst Award

UCLA Social Enterprise Academy

About UCLA Blueprint

Blueprint is journalism with purpose. It’s a magazine about ideas for improving Los Angeles and California — and about the people and institutions charged with doing that. It is meant to bring those together: to give civic leaders the best and most current thinking in public affairs research, and to expose academicians to the complexities and frailties of governance.

About UCLA in Downtown

For more than a decade, UCLA Government and Community Relations has hosted a local advocacy event at Los Angeles City Hall, which provides an opportunity for UCLA students, faculty, alumni, and community members to discuss the priorities of the university with regional lawmakers. UCLA in Downtown also commends the myriad UCLA programs working to enhance community wellness throughout greater Los Angeles.


Los Angeles City Hall – Spring Street Steps
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Los Angeles City Hall
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Please register by Friday, October 7

Inquiries: 310-794-6810 or advocacy@support.ucla.edu

Parking Information
Complimentary parking is available to registered guests.

Additional Resources

Continue the conversation about sustainability efforts in Los Angeles on social media using #UCLAdowntown

Event Flyer
Download and distribute the UCLA in Downtown flyer:



October 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, 90012


UCLA Government and Community Relations
View Organizer Website