Full Name
Mayra Gonzales
Job Title
Director of Community Development
Montbello Organizing Committee
Speaker Bio
Mayra Gonzáles is a trailblazing first-generation Mexican-American, community organizer, and urban planner. A graduate of the University of Colorado Denver's Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as the Director of Community Development at the Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC), a leading nonprofit community development corporation. At MOC, Gonzáles leads innovative mobility, transit, and housing projects that center community empowerment, equitable community development, and social justice. With a dedication to working closely with communities at the grassroots level, Gonzáles has made it her mission to build the capacity of resident leaders and support the creation of community-led solutions to systemic issues. Her unwavering commitment to social justice was recently honored with the completion of the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders Pete Garcia National Fellowship.
Mayra Gonzales