As the new Executive Director for Rebuild SoCal Partnership, I would like to take a brief moment to introduce myself. My name is Jon Switalski and I look forward to communicating with each of you via my weekly email newsletters.
The timing of my appointment could not come at a more opportune time. There is a lot going on with Rebuild SoCal Partnership as we head into a dynamic post-pandemic world. We are closely monitoring and advancing our advocacy towards the push for infrastructure funding at both the federal and state levels. These funds will be of critical importance as we get back to work here in Southern California and rebuild our economy.
As we begin to travel again, airports are also back in focus. In addition, movement at the ports and the availability of clean, accessible drinking water has never been more crucial.
Let me tell you a little bit about the journey that has led me to the Partnership.
Prior to joining Rebuild SoCal Partnership, I served as the head of Spring Street Consulting, a strategic public affairs and communications firm. I have also held the title of Executive Director of Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions since February of 2019. My experience includes campaign tactics and communication, energy and environmental policy, open space revitalization and equitable community engagement.
Previously, I also held the position of Director of External Affairs for River LA, for over 2 years November 2016 – January 2019.
Before this, I served as Vice President Government Relations, Business Development, at Ebus Inc. from May 2015 – August 2016.
In addition, I also served as a Michigan State Representative from January 2009 – December 2014, and prior to that as a member of the Macomb County Commission from January 2005 – December 2008.
All these experiences have led me to this moment. We have a lot of work to do to ensure infrastructure investment and the good-paying jobs it creates are at the forefront of policy-makers’ priorities. I look forward to meeting you here every Monday morning as the Partnership continues its important work.