On Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Community Colleges District Black Faculty & Staff Association will have a reception for the new LACCD Trustee, Sydney Kamlager. For a flyer, please click here.
About Sydney Kamlager
Sydney K. Kamlager was elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2015.
She is currently District Director for State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-30). Ms. Kamlager is responsible for the daily and strategic operations of Sen. Mitchell’s district office, including legislative and constituent initiatives, communications and programming.
Previously, she was Director of External Affairs for Crystal Stairs, a child care development agency where she created Community Voices, a parent advocacy group that trained parent leaders across Los Angeles and raised the visibility of child care as a critical issue for working families and local economies. She has also served as Legislative Director at Employer’s Group, a human resource management firm, and Development Director for Cieluna, an entertainment production company. She began her professional career at the Social and Public Art Resource Center, a local nonprofit art institution.
Overall, Ms. Kamlager has spent close to 20 years working in the nonprofit, entertainment and policy sectors.
She has also taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and has spoken before local, national and international audiences on education and ECE issues, economic development, the arts, environmental justice, criminal justice reform, and other issues that impact society.
Ms. Kamlager also serves on the Board of Directors for The Unusual Suspects and is a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission on Children and Families. She serves on the statewide African-American Outreach Taskforce for Covered California, the Southern Los Angeles Patient Navigation and Wellness Center Advisory Committee and is on the Steering Committee for KOREH Los Angeles, a children’s literacy program at the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A.
Ms. Kamlager graduated from the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University.
She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Inc., and lives in Crenshaw Manor.