The DLANC Sustainability Committee meets on the First Tuesday of every month at the Central Public Library.
Our committee chairs host office hours and neighborhood stakeholders gather for project workshops
to help advance several community-driven initiatives - for Downtown Los Angeles.

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About us

Like the DLANC Board of Directors, the Sustainability Committee is organized by community volunteers to help develop a community greening strategy and resource toolkit for Downtown Los Angeles. We are neighborhood enthusiasts who share a common interest for a more livable, affordable, and efficient urban center for this and future generations.

Launched in October 2008, the Sustainability Committee hosts monthly committee meetings and project workshops which are open to the public.

For each project, community members volunteer for the role of project lead to help facilitate implementation. Project teams are formed as people become interested and volunteer their time (whether for a specific event or project). The overall administrative responsibilities of the Sustainability Committee are shared by the Board Chair and Public Vice-Chair who coordinate meetings, approvals, and other logistics on behalf of the group.

All meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Ashley Zarella Hand, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. AIA (click here for bio)
  • Board Chair, Director Area-Wide Workforce, Private Sector (AECOM)
Tamara Gishri (click here for bio)
  • Public Vice Chair, Resident and Workforce, Public Sector (DWP)