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Mr. Jonathan Parfrey

Jonathan Parfrey is the Executive Director of Climate Resolve. Appointed in 2009, Parfrey served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He is also a visiting lecturer at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Parfrey is immediate past-president of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters. He is a founder and Vice Chair of CicLAvia, the popular street event. He is also a founder of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and the statewide Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. From 2007-2011, Parfrey served as director of the GREEN LA Coalition.

From 1994 to 2007, Parfrey served as Los Angeles director of Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility. In 2003, Mr. Parfrey was appointed to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Environmental Policy Team.

In 1992, Parfrey received the Paul S. Delp Award for Outstanding Service, Peace and Social Justice. In 2002 he was awarded a Durfee Foundation Fellowship. In 2010, In 2011, he was appointed a Senior Fellow at the USC Marshall School of Business, and is currently a fellow at the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.