David Diaz Avelar

David Diaz serves as the director at a local nonprofit organization, focusing on youth development, active transportation, renewable energy, urban greening and creating change in underrepresented communities.  He’s a dedicated public servant and advocate with project management, coalition building experience who has successfully worked with youth, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and cities to advance education, equity and public health.  Over the course of the last few ​year​s​, he’s worked on the development of:

  • Advanced Energy Community Plan; creating a net zero community in Unincorporated Los Angeles

  • San Gabriel Valley Regional Bicycle Master Plan; 11 city specific Active Transportation plans

  • Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan; creation of 142 new acres of park space

  • Urban Greening Toolkit; building capacity for nontraditional nonprofit agencies

  • 626 Golden Streets; Longest open streets event in the US

  • Campaign Measures A and M

David is also a Community Building consultant, El Monte Coalition of Latino Professionals Member, South El Monte Planning Commissioner, and El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees Member. He holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Claremont Graduate University and is happily married to Anais Medina Diaz in the charming City of South El Monte.