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Robert Sainz

Assistant General Manager, EWDD

City of LA - Economic & Workforce Dev. City of Los Angeles


Robert Sainz serves as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Operations for the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department. Through his work, he manages over $80 million in public agency grant funds. More importantly, he has impacted the lives of thousands of young people and adults, creating opportunities for them to return to school, enter employment, and start careers. Robert has over 20 years of public service experience, specifically in local government. Throughout his public service career, he has addressed many difficult social problems facing our community’s low-income residents, including the challenges of juvenile delinquency, youth and adult unemployment, and poverty. He has personally been engaged in policy development, program development and program implementation of a number of youth and community intervention programs.

He received his BA degree from UC Santa Cruz, MPA from Columbia University, and post-graduate work from the University of Southern California.

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