The Los Angeles City Council on March 19 confirmed Jessica Caloza as Board of Public Works Commissioner. Mayor Eric Garcetti had nominated Caloza to the position on February 15.
“Jessica is an experienced public policy expert with a proven record of standing up for people in our community— from advocating for students to fighting for immigrants’ rights,” said Mayor Garcetti. “She will serve Angelenos with dedication, drive, and integrity on the Board of Public Works.”
Caloza has served as Mayor Garcetti’s Director of Scheduling since 2017, overseeing the Mayor’s entire scheduling operation — including strategic planning, day-to-day logistics, and coordination. She served previously as Deputy Director of Scheduling, and came to the Mayor’s Executive Office from the Office of Immigrant Affairs, where she managed policy proposals, grant programs, and civic engagement initiatives focused on expanding access to resources for immigrant communities.
Prior to joining the Garcetti Administration, Caloza served in the Obama Administration as a policy analyst in the Department of Education — where she worked on Congressional and legislative affairs, student data and privacy, and gender equity issues. She has also been a campaign aide for several members of Congress, including former Rep. Xavier Becerra, California’s current Attorney General.