Tracey brings more than 19 years of government and political experience to Collaborate. An eight-year veteran of Los Angeles City Hall, Tracey worked for four City Councilmembers, including Joe Buscaino, Dennis Zine, Wendy Greuel and Rudy Svorinich, Jr. Through this work, she gained first-hand experience about the inner workings of local policy, procedures and politics.
In addition to her local government experience, Tracey gained federal experience while working for the late Congressman Matthew G. Martinez as a field representative, tackling issues related to immigration and veterans’ affairs. She also worked on Capitol Hill at a lobbying firm, and maintained an assignment in campaign finance compliance.
Between times in city service, Tracey worked for nearly five years at Central City Association of Los Angeles, a leading business advocacy organization, as the Director of Government and Member Relations. In that role, Tracey advocated on behalf of the organization’s members at all levels of government, built and mobilized effective coalitions, shaped public policy, spearheaded fundraising for political campaigns, and created winning political strategies.
Most recently, Tracey led the Los Angeles City Hall practice, as well as co-managed the local government affairs practice, at a large public relations firm. In that role, Tracey served as strategic counsel and advocated for clients before local elected officials and decision-makers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and various regulatory agencies. In that time, Tracey had the opportunity to work on ground-breaking policies like a permit for transportation network companies to pick-up at LAX, as well as signature projects like the new InterContinental Hotel, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
Tracey has also taken on leadership roles as a board member of Los Angeles Streetcar Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on building a modern streetcar system in Downtown Los Angeles, and Bringing Back Broadway, an initiative spearheaded by Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar to revitalize the historic Broadway theatre district through economic development, design, and mobility. Tracey is a board member of Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center, Inc., a nonprofit that oversees three licensed preschool and child care centers, including Joy Picus Child Development Center located in Los Angeles City Hall South.
Tracey earned her Master of Science degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Service from the University of California, Riverside. Tracey resides in Monterey Park with her five-year-old daughter. Click here to contact Tracey.