Kevin Tamaki is an economic development deputy to Councilmember Blumenfield. Kevin is responsible for business outreach initiatives, job creation and sustainability, business community engagement, and small business development. He has worked for Councilmember Blumenfield since February 2018.
Prior to joining Team Blumenfield, Kevin worked for AT&T representing the company with local, state, and federal government officials on a variety of telecommunications issues including wireless and wireline network deployment, public works construction, and planning applications.
Kevin has served on many non-profit boards including Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (chairman), The Executives (Los Angeles Jewish Home), New Directions for Youth, West Valley - Warner Center Chamber of Commerce, Go For Broke National Education Center (chairman), iDREAM for Racial Health Equity (interim chair), Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, and AbilityFirst.
Kevin helped found the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and he served as its first governing board secretary and co-chair of DLANC’s land use and planning committee. He received the Harmon Ballin Community Service Award by Valley Industry & Commerce Assn. and the Service Excellence Award by AT&T. As an adjunct faculty member, he taught leadership courses at Woodbury University, in Burbank, CA. Earlier, Kevin taught English as a Second Language for L.A. Unified School District.
A Los Angeles native, Kevin earned a BA in political science from UC Santa Barbara, and a master of urban planning degree from the University of Michigan. He lives in Valencia, CA with his wife, Uma Chopra, and they have three grown children.