Heather Marie Repenning has served in a variety of roles over her eleven years with Mayor Eric Garcetti. As Director of External Affairs for the Mayor's Office, she oversaw intergovernmental relations, community and constituent services, and immigrant affairs. While Garcetti served on the City Council, she provided key policy guidance during his six year tenure as Council President and served as District Director for Community Development for the 13th Council District, helping to triple the number of parks and improve neighborhood infrastructure to promote livability in neighborhoods from Hollywood to Atwater Village to Echo Park. Heather also worked as Political Director on the Garcetti for Mayor 2013 campaign. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and has a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine. She has one young daughter and resides in L.A’s Eastside.