Ana Guerrero serves as Mayor Eric Garcetti's Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she is the primary
driver of his agenda to improve neighborhoods, create jobs and make City Hall work better, and
directs all aspects of the Office of the Mayor.
Guerrero has worked with Garcetti since he was first elected to the City Council in 2001. She
was appointed as his Council Office Chief of Staff in 2008, after serving as his District Director
and Deputy Chief of Staff. As Garcetti's top aide during his Council Presidency she worked
closely with the City's leadership to negotiate unprecedented budget and pension reforms.
Garcetti's Council District underwent a dramatic transformation with the help of Guerrero's
leadership, including being ranked number one in job growth. Guerrero helped develop and
implement key initiatives such as Garcetti's Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Uniting
Neighborhoods to Abolish Graffiti, and tripling the number of parks from 16 to 48.
Guerrero brings extensive community organizing experience to her role as the Mayor's chief
strategist. She began her organizing career in 1990 with the Sonoma County Faith Based
Community Organizing Project where she organized low and middle income families around
issues such as job creation and affordable housing. She came to Los Angeles in 1995 to become
the lead organizer of the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO). There, she led a campaign
that helped more than 5,000 immigrants become naturalized, politically active citizens. She has
also provided technical assistance to community-based organizations through the Center for
Guerrero is an elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (AD43) and is
Second Vice President of the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County. She remains active in
community organizing through her service on the board of the Needmor Family Fund. Guerrero
is an immigrant from Mexico and is the daughter of farm workers. She is married to Neal
Goldstein and is the mother of three children ages 23, 10, and 8.