Clare Fox


Clare Fox has served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) since 2015.  In this role, she supports and collaborates with a large network of public, private, non-profit and community sector leaders to catalyze policy and systems change for a sustainable and fair food system. Clare joined the staff of the LA Food Policy Council in 2011, eventually serving as the Director of Policy and Innovation. Previously, she established a food access investment program at the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA-LA) called the Community Market Conversion Program, and coordinated four pilot projects in South Los Angeles in partnership with LA County Department of Public Health and a coalition of community-based organizations and residents. She has worked as a researcher, strategic planning consultant, program coordinator and organizer for a diverse range of organizations, including UCLA Downtown Labor Center, LA Community Garden Council, Green For All, as well as many grassroots collectives. A frequent public speaker and guest lecturer, Clare also co-taught a course in food policy at UC Berkeley’s City and Regional Planning Department. In her first career, she was a radio producer at National Public Radio and Youth Radio, where she taught radio and media production to young people throughout Los Angeles – from Boyle Heights to Inglewood. She currently serves on Mayor Garcetti’s Los Angeles Promise Zone Leadership Council, the Board of Directors for LA Compost, and was a founding board member of Critical Mass Dance Company. She has a bachelors of arts in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College, a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA and all her work is informed by a lifelong commitment to social and racial justice. Tel: (213) 473 3537