GRACE YAO

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Communications Director

Grace serves as the Communications Director for Councilmember Lee. She is a veteran public affairs and strategic communications professional with expertise in helping organizations connect with their audiences. In her position, she is responsible for providing strategic guidance on the media and external communications strategy for the Councilmember and the work of the CD12 team.

Grace was born and raised in Los Angeles and is passionate about issues of racial and economic injustice. She loves hearing about other peoples’ journeys and finding unexpected connections through shared experiences. When she’s not working, she loves cooking and entertaining for adult friends, and for her four children, if she must. She is fluent in Federalese, Legalese, and Technicalese.

Email: grace.yao@lacity.org