DAVID MARQUEZ  
David Marquez is a consultant focused on developing capacity building related services on behalf of non-profit agencies and small businesses in underserved communities of Los Angeles. He has extensive experience and familiarity in the area of community and economic development, social and health services, environmental justice and land use issues. He has combined his knowledge of diverse issues with his experience in policy development, coalition building, fund development and local government to develop both strategies for issue oriented advocacy and program sustainability for his clients.

Prior to developing his own business, he served for three years as the Executive Director of Central Neighborhood Partners. At Central neighborhood Partners, he focussed on building collaborations and cross-institutional partnerships, both formal and informal, between schools, the private sector and community based organization to increase the social and economic capital of families in Central Los Angeles communities. Previously, he served as Chief Deputy of Legislation and Policy for former Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Hernandez, where he managed the legislative and planning staff. He began his career as a community organizer, nearly twenty years ago in East Los Angeles. He considers his experience and education as a community organizer as the foundation of his present work.

He was born in East Los Angeles. he graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies. He spent nearly his entire professional career working in the City of Los Angeles. He currently resides in Northeast Los Angeles with his wife Judith and 11 year old son, Roan, a student at Mt. Washington Elementary School. He is also proud of his community involvement in the City of Los Angeles as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles East Area Planning Commission, Member of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Vice Chair of the 24th St. Theatre, ArtsCorpLA and membership with the California Hospital Medical Center and Hope Street Family Center Community Advisory Board and Communications Committee.