Aaron Ordower (Lead LA 3) is the Environment Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath (District 3). In this capacity, Aaron advises and leads Supervisor Horvath’s agenda on issues related to energy, water, environmental justice, and climate resiliency, both for District 3 (which includes Los Angeles’ Westside and most of the San Fernando Valley) and the County as a whole.
Previously, Aaron served as Senior Policy Deputy for Los Angeles City Council President, Paul Krekorian (District 2), covering policy initiatives that include the environment, climate change, and housing. Aaron has worked for over a dozen years on environmental sustainability, urban infrastructure, and economic development at organizations including the New York City Mayor’s Office, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the World Bank. While in New York, Aaron helped craft and pass New York City’s historic 2019 Climate Mobilization Act, oversaw that city’s programs designed to help the private sector reduce building energy use, and helped to design and launch New York City’s first “green” affordable housing preservation program. Aaron started his career working on sustainable development technical assistance and investment lending in Latin America.
Aaron earned his BA in Political Science and Latin American Literature from UC Berkeley and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.