Itzel Becerra, Legislative and Grant Research Assistant at Renne Public Policy Group (RPPG), has been re-elected to a second term as Events Coordinator for the California Latinx Capitol Association Foundation (CLCAF).
“I am ready to work even harder with the newly elected board to provide valuable events to our members and the Capitol community,” said Itzel, who added, “‘¡Sí, se puede!” [Yes, we can!]
CLCAF is a membership-based 501(c)(3) organization focused on furthering the professional development of legislative staff, legislative advocates, community members and local youth in Sacramento. The program offers high school students, especially those from underserved communities, real-world experience in the public policy field by connecting them with internships in Capitol offices and government relations firms.
As Events Coordinator, Itzel plans and oversees member networking opportunities, policy briefings and workshops, fundraisers and all CLCAF events. She is part of a nine-member board responsible for shaping the future of the organization.
“Itzel first joined the CLCAF Executive Board in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” commented Co-Chairs Lucy Saldivar and Victor Torres in a joint statement. “Despite this adversity, Itzel was able to virtually create spaces for Latinx professionals to enjoy each other’s company and network. Her adaptability and attention to detail have made her successful as our Events Coordinator. Itzel brings a valuable perspective to the Board, as a young Latina from Tulare, and we were glad to see her get re-elected to the Board.”
Prior to joining RPPG, Itzel worked for the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) as a Professional Development Assistant and formerly as a Public Affairs Intern. A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Itzel gained knowledge of the California legislative process while participating in the Sacramento Semester Program. As a Legislative intern for Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D, Sacramento) Itzel staffed measures and executed various legislative duties during her tenure.
“Itzel’s reelection to the CLCAF Board is a testament to her continued passion to help her peers within the Capitol community advance both personally and professionally,” said RPPG Managing Director Dane Hutchings. “We couldn’t be happier for Itzel’s reelection, and wish her nothing but the best in her second term.”