July WAKE UP! Newport – Orange County Redistricting Update with Linda Akutagawa


Date(s) - 07/01/2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
July WAKE UP! Newport - Orange County Redistricting Update with Linda Akutagawa


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This event is free to the public and will be held via ZOOM.

Reservations are required.

California must redraw the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts every ten years to reflect the new federal census population data.  In conformity with strict, non-partisan rules designed to produce districts of relatively equal population and with the goal of providing fair representation for all Californians, the Citizens Redistricting Commission draws the boundaries for the Congressional districts, State Senate districts, State Assembly districts, and State Board of Equalization districts. Once the Commission has approved the final four maps, the maps are certified to the California Secretary of State with a report explaining the basis on which the Commission made its decisions.

Featuring Guest Speaker


California Citizens Redistricting Commissioner – O.C. District

Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership programming, she is a believer in the value, and urgent need, for diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. Through LEAP, Linda has dedicated herself to continuing the cycle of leadership development and inspiring Asian and Pacific Islanders to step up to leadership roles across sectors, industries, and communities.

She is the Chair of the Alliance for Board Diversity and an appointed member of the California Department of Insurance Diversity Task Force. She is also a member of the Asian/Asian American Institute Advisory Board at California State University at Los Angeles as well as a Board member of the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council.

She’s a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, nonprofits, and board governance. Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles. She has a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting through Boardsource. She is married and a furmom to her cockapoo and aunty to eleven
nephews and nieces. She is registered as No Party Preference.