*Please note that the virtual venue for this event is Google Meet. To finalize your registration, you must register for the event here .

In honor of National Public Works Week 2022, the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification and Keep Los Angeles Beautiful proudly presents the 4th Annual Virtual Beautification Conference! This year’s Public Works Week theme captures our core belief that anyone can be clean, green, and sustainable by reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling to improve the quality of life for all Angelinos. This virtual conference will convene a wide range of stakeholders with a shared vision of a cleaner and more sustainable Los Angeles.

Representatives from community organizations, nonprofits, youth advocates, researchers, Federal, State, County and Local Public Agencies, and City of L.A. Departments will gather online to share their stories, network, learn about programs and resources, and listen to various presentations on key topics.


Sessions are free and open to all, but registration is required to participate. Click here to register. No Google account needed. Nonetheless creating an account is a quick and easy process – all you need to do is enter your email address and create a password. 

  • Please fill in the required fields (Name and Email) to register on Google Meet which is free to create and use.
  • If you already have a Google account you can also add the upcoming event date to your calendar
  • You can now access the event when it is time.
  • On your profile tab you can update your image, name, headline, bio, and social media profiles – to help you after the event!

Complete your registration the week before by 5pm to participate in raffle giveaways during the virtual event. To be considered for the raffle giveaways you must be a City of L.A. resident and be present online via the virtual platform during the virtual event to claim your prize.

Register Here:



10:00am- 10:02 am:        Introduction Video 

10:02 am – 10:06 am:     Welcome, BPW President Aura Garcia

10:07 am – 10:10 am:     City of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

10:10 am – 10:12am:      City of LA Controller Ron Galperin

10:13am – 10:15am:       KAB Western Region Representative Jason Smith

10:15am – 10:18am:       OCB Director Paul Racs

10:18 am – 10:20am       City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich

10:20am – 10:26am:       KAB Senior Director of Research Dr. David Scott 

10:27am – 10:30am:       1st Raffle, Ana Huizar

10:30am -10:31am:         Quick Break/set up panels

10:31am – 11:17am:                       PANEL: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycling for Everyone

11:17am – 12:02pm:                       PANEL: Water Conservation Today 

12:02pm – 12:47pm:                      PANEL: BeautifyLA Grant Experiences 

12:47pm – 12:50pm:       2nd  Raffle, Ana Huizar

12:50pm – 1:00pm:         Meet the KLAB Advisory Board & Additional KLAB Resources

1:00pm – 1:03pm:            Closing remarks, Karina Casillas


Panel Sessions:

  • Reduce, Reuse, & Recycling for Everyone: Best practices in action
    • Moderator: Paul Racs
    • Gina Whisenant- USC sustainability
    • Nancy Beyda – Food Cycle, Founder
  • Water Conservation Today: Efforts throughout the City and at Home
    • Moderator: Gerry Valido
    • Steve List – Urban Gardening Teacher, Sylmar HS
    • Ana Tabuena-Ruddy – City of Los Angeles, Streets LA
  • BeautifyLA Experiences: Learn from previous BeautifyLA grant recipients
    • Moderator: Karina Casillas
    • Sue Taylor – Footbridge Square Median 
    • Lauren Nichols – Rosewood Garden Mural 
    • Elizabeth Fluck– Devon school garden 


For questions about the conference please contact:

Karina Casillas 

Phone: 213-978-0227

Email: bpw.communitybeautification@lacity.org

-Office of Community Beautification, Board of Public Works, City of Los Angeles