Esmeralda García is a community planning and public outreach expert whose projects often tackle complex social and economic issues associated with public services and infrastructure, transportation, housing, and urban planning and design. Through her early volunteer work, she was exposed to community organizing and governance, which sparked her passion for collaborative engagement and inclusive decision-making. Esmeralda is widely recognized for her ability to reach and connect with communities of diverse backgrounds and cultures - many of whom are under-served and often go unheard. She combines her extensive experience in facilitation and strategic planning with her broad knowledge of planning and communications to bring people together to identify and resolve problems. With her fluency in Spanish and English, Esmeralda is uniquely positioned to articulate challenges, opportunities, and goals for both clients and constituents. Whether it's a freeway corridor impacting tens of thousands of residents and businesses or a neighborhood park serving a hundred families, she is dedicated to forging understanding and cooperation to find implementable solutions that improve the lives of everyone.
Esmeralda is Director of the Pasadena office.