District Director, Office of Assembly member Holly J. Mitchell 54th State Assembly
Sydney Kamlager is a resident of the 54th Assembly District who has dedicated her career to raising the level of discussion about equity, inclusion, and social justice, and expanding communities' access to resources through improved distribution and capacity building. Ms. Kamlager has over 20 years of broad-based experience in the non-profit, entertainment, and policy sectors. She is currently Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell's (D-54) District Director. Before joining the district office, Ms. Kamlager worked on Assemblymember Mitchell's 2010 election campaign as a key consultant on Mitchell's strategy team.
Prior to working for the Assemblymember, she was Director of External Affairs for Crystal Stairs, a child care development agency. Ms. Kamlager has also held positions as the Development Director for the Cieluna Co., where she worked with actor Delroy Lindo as a producing partner, and as a member of the leadership team at the Social and Public Art Resource Center where she secured millions in city and private funding for the creation and maintenance of public art in each of the city council districts.
Ms. Kamlager has spoken before local, national and international audiences on issues that impact working families, cultural sustainability and political disenfranchisement. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University, and a member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Inc. and the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals. She is also an alumna of the Southern California Leadership Network and the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute. Ms. Kamlager grew up in Chicago as the child of a social worker and a cultural educator. She is a proud resident of Crenshaw Manor, where she lives with her two rescue dogs and a very wild, but drought tolerant garden.