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Lys Mendez


Strategic Communications

Lys Mendez is a communications professional with expertise in public policy, ethnic media and community outreach. She has worked as a strategic communications consultant building campaigns in English and Spanish for clients such as The California Endowment; Parks Now Coalition; Community Coalition; CicLAvia, the popular roving open-streets event in Los Angeles County; and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Vision Zero initiative. She has also supported projects in the immigration space and worked as an urban planning consultant for the City of Los Angeles to launch the Plan for a Healthy LA, which provided public health guidelines for the city’s future growth and development. Prior to consulting Lys worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, for the County of Riverside and as a newspaper reporter for the Riverside Press-Enterprise.