Profile in Public Service: Adrian Olivares

Adrian with Councilmember O'Farrell

Congratulations to Adrian Olivares, a crew supervisor for the Council District 13 Clean Team, who was just hired as a maintenance worker for the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks through the City’s Targeted Local Hire Program.

The Clean Team is a collaboration with the Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the LA Conservation Corps (LACC), whose mission is dedicated to providing at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training and work experience, with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.

“Adrian has been a tremendous asset to my team and the  communities across  the 13th District,” said Councilmember O’Farrell “Since day one, Adrian has led the effort in making our communities cleaner, safer and healthier for residents. I wish him the best as he moves on to the next chapter in his professional life as a member of the City family!”

Olivares, born and raised in south Los Angeles, attended John C. Fremont High School when he first found out about the opportunity to work for the LA Conservation Corps at a summer  job fair during his freshman year of high school. 

Along with transforming the lives of at-risk youth, working for the Corps also provides an opportunity to beautify communities throughout the City and make them cleaner and safer for residents. This has made the experience of working for the Corps rewarding for Olivares.

“We hear  local residents express gratitude every time we’re out in the community,” said Olivares. “When we first started working more than six years ago,  not a lot of people knew who we were.”

Olivares says working with Councilmember O’Farrell’s office has helped improve his skills as a public servant.

“I've learned a lot about the vast array of City services offered and what the Councilmember does for his district,” said Olivares. “Before working for the Corps, I never knew what a Councilmember offered in terms of City services. The collaboration with CD 13 has been eye opening, and inspired me to pursue a career in public service.”

What’s next for Olivares? He plans to continue being a member of the City family.