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Executive Director


John Arriaga has been the Executive Director for the League of California Cities-Latino Caucus since its inception. In addition to his work with the Latino Caucus, John E. Arriaga is the President of JEA & Associates founded in 1990. His firm provides full-time government relations, advocacy, public affairs and association management services to a broad-range of clients in both the public and private sectors. Through his various business dealings with clients, Arriaga has developed a dependable network of prominent officials and decision-makers who operate at the federal, state and local levels, all of whom are committed to policies that reflect inclusiveness and diversity.

Arriaga has participated as an active member with the Californians for Better Transportation, the California Railroad Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, the Bay Area Public Affairs Council, the Institute of Government Advocates, the University of California-Santa Cruz Alumni Association, the California Railroad Museum, the League of California Cities, and the California State Association of Counties.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, completed a Master of Arts program in public administration at San Jose State University, and has a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco.