Cynthia McClain-Hill

As President of the Board, I am committed to leading the Department into the future, protecting the interests of ratepayers, and helping build a stronger Los Angeles through service, innovation, and opportunity.

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News & Remarks

Recent remarks and press statements by Board President McClain-Hill.
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During AAPI Heritage Month, may we all reflect, find joy, and stay hopeful. And to all of our AAPI employees and communities, we celebrate you and thank you for your resilient spirit and your work in the service of a stronger LA and a better nation.

Delivered May 10, 2022 in tribute to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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LADWP, Council District 9 and Department of Recreation and Parks Break Ground on New Park in South Los Angeles

“This park rightly honors the legacy and service of the late Senator Bill Greene who fought for civil rights, and will provide an important community benefit to nearby residents that can be enjoyed for years to come.”

March 26, 2022
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We at your DWP are working to chart a course toward building an even stronger L.A., through service, innovation, and opportunity.

Delivered March 11, 2022 at the 73rd 
Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) Women in Leadership Event
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Here at LADWP, we need to continue to break the bias. We need to consistently show our commitment to women by uplifting, supporting and respecting them so much so that having an all-female board is no longer unusual, that the term “women in non-traditional roles"  becomes a misnomer, and no one bats an eye at the sight of a female lineworker or heavy duty truck operator. 

Delivered March 8, 2022 in celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day
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Mayor Garcetti Announces Hundreds of Millions in Utility Debt Relief for Angelenos

“Our goal is to provide the assistance and flexibility to ensure that every customer can manage their LADWP bill better and access assistance when they need it."

March 2, 2022
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LADWP Board of Water and Power Commissioners Approves $5 Million Research Partnership to work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

"These nationally recognized research institutions that also have a strong tradition of empowering African Americans who were historically excluded from higher education opportunities. As LADWP looks to become a more inclusive organization, this is a significant partnership.”

February 17, 2022
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LADWP is committed to diversifying our workforce to ensure African Americans have greater access to roles throughout our entire organization, particularly at the leadership level.

Delivered February 8, 2022 in celebration of Black History Month
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LADWP Board of Commissioners Seeks Authorization to Hire Independent Outside Counsel and Will Pursue Other Ethics, Transparency and Corrective Actions in Response to Federal Charges Against Former Outside Counsel and Department Staff

"Our goal is transparency, and to ensure that conflicts of interest are avoided through a thorough disclosure process."

December 14, 2021
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LADWP Simplifies Low-income Customer Assistance Program Sign-up to Help LA Families Save Money on Their Monthly Utility Bills 

"We’re dedicated to helping our customers who may struggle day-in and day-out to make financial ends meet despite working one or two jobs. We want to help them end their constant worrying about whether they would have enough money at the end of the month to pay their utility bills."

November 2, 2021
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Board President McClain-Hill in Action

Board of Water and Power Commission President Cynthia McClain-Hill shared remarks at the LADWP Board Meeting in May, 2022 paying tribute to employees of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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Board Commission President Cynthia McClain-Hill speaks to Ashley Jung of the Girls Academic Leadership Academy. Click image to view video. 

Board of Commissioners posing in front of LADWP City seal

Board President, Cynthia McClain-Hill shares her vision about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at LADWP in a recent interview with "Inside the Issues" on Spectrum Television News. Click image to view video.