Eve Maldonado O'Toole is leader of Holland & Knight's Local Government Group. She brings more than 20 years of federal lobbying experience, with substantial background in local government/public sector advocacy, regulatory, appropriations and policy development, and in establishing and executing local public-private partnerships, successful grassroots campaigns and coalitions, and positioning state and local officials and municipalities nationally.
With close working ties to Congress and the executive branch, Ms. O'Toole has a strong record of advancing a wide range of public interests. These include transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment, water, natural resources, community and economic development, public safety, housing and homelessness, health and human services, workforce, education, civil rights, telecommunications and technology, homeland security, emergency preparedness and recovery, defense and base reuse, and public finance.
Among other key local government/public agency and public-private partnerships, Ms. O'Toole currently represents cities from San Francisco to Philadelphia, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Mateo County's transportation agencies and the 480-member League of California Cities, where she previously served as head of its Washington, D.C., office. She also leads and manages the advocacy for several national coalitions, including Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination and the Water Agency Leaders Alliance.
Ms. O'Toole previously served as senior vice president and director of the Intergovernmental Group practice of MARC Associates, a federal relations consulting firm. She also worked as a government affairs representative with another large law firm, serving as federal representative for Los Angeles County. She currently serves on the boards of City Innovate Foundation and the California State Society and has served on the board of The Representation Project and the Women's Campaign Fund. She recently co-founded GrupoMas, a social network of LatinX professionals interested in California’s economic, political, arts, entertainment and cultural affairs. She also was vice president for development and treasurer for MANA, a national Latina organization.
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