Abigail R. Marquez
Abigail R. Marquez – General Manager
City of Los Angeles, Community Investment for Families Department
Abigail Marquez has spent 17 years working for the City of Los Angeles advancing anti-poverty programs and policies. She was recently appointed by the Mayor and the City Council to serve as the General Manager of the newly created Community Investment for Families Department. Prior to this appointment, Marquez served as Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), overseeing the Community Services and Development Bureau. In that role, she was responsible for the planning and administration of the City's Consolidated Plan, which includes $120 million in federal funds to support capital projects and neighborhood improvement programs, and the implementation of the department’s social service delivery systems; FamilySource, Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Shelter Operations, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA). In this role, she also worked with staff to provide strategic direction to the bureau’s four commissions: Commission on Community & Family Services; Community Action Board; Domestic Violence Alliance; and Affordable Housing Commission. During her tenure, she played a significant role in helping to increase the Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Shelter budget, implemented several key COVID-response programs, and managed the allocation of increased federal funding allocated through the CARES ACT.
As General Manager of Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD), Marquez will work closely with the Mayor and City Council to establish poverty-reduction goals for the City; play an active role in implementing homelessness prevention programs; oversee the implementation of L.A.’s Guaranteed Basic Income pilot, the largest in the nation; and implement the Children’s Savings Account program, Opportunity LA, which will support 35,000 first-graders annually across the region.