Letitia Clark is running for an open seat on the Tustin City Council. A third-generation Orange County resident, Ms. Clark is an award winning public affairs professional with over a decade of experience in the public and non-profit sectors.
Ms. Clark currently serves as the District Director of Public Affairs, Marketing and Government Relations for the Coast Community College District. In this role she promotes educational opportunities and the success of students at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.
Ms. Clark’s previous professional experiences include serving as the Executive Director for the American Academy of Pediatrics Orange County Chapter, a Government Affairs Director for the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, a Government Relations Manager for the American Red Cross, and a legislative aide to the Georgia General Assembly and the New Orleans City Council.
Ms. Clark’s passion to serve her community through public service is evident through her community involvement. She has served on the Tustin Community Foundation Board, the Tustin Street Fair Committee, the Tustin Ranch Elementary School Site Council and the Tustin Unified School District’s Superintendent’s Council. In addition, she is the founder of the Black Professionals in Orange County, a group committed to supporting the professional development needs of young and emerging African-Americans in Orange County, and the founder of Lean In OC, a circle of women dedicated to supporting each other’s success in career and community (and powered by the book LEAN IN, authored by Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg). She has also served as a board member to the Raise Foundation Young Professional Board and the Friendship Baptist Church Young Adult Council.
"[Leticia] has the skills and innovation to be an outstanding councilperson," says supporter Dr. Phyllis Agran, a Tustin Community Pediatrician. Tustin Resident Rodney Gatlin echoes her support, “She will have a positive influence in our community.”
Ms. Clark received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Xavier University of Louisiana, her master’s degree in Public Policy from New England College, and a Non-Profit Management Certification from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ms. Clark has received premier training that has prepared her to run a strong campaign. She is a proud fellow of the New Leaders Council Louisiana, Class of 2011, and proud alumna of Emerge CA, Class of 2014.
Of her many accomplishments, Ms. Clark is most proud of her role as a mom to her 9-year old twins who attend Tustin Ranch Elementary School.
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