LA28 is establishing Working Groups and a Youth Council to provide a platform for diverse community voices to be represented in the delivery of the Games.
They will provide advice and guidance relating to community and business procurement, local hire and sustainability. Members will ensure the Games reflect Los Angeles, including those with diverse backgrounds and interests.
Working groups set up to support the delivery of the Games include:
- Local Hire Working Group: will advise LA28 in its program development to ensure the Games’ workforce represents the diversity of Los Angeles, including programs for youth and transitional workers and a volunteer program to maximize public benefit in connection with the 2028 Games.
- Sustainability Working Group: will advise LA28 as it develops and implements a Sustainability Plan for the 2028 Games that is consistent with the International Organization for Standardization 20121 standards and supports the advancement of the City’s applicable sustainability goals.
- Community and Business Procurement Working Group: will advise the LA28 Games in program development that seeks to ensure small, local and underrepresented businesses have access to and can participate in contract opportunities associated with the 2028 Games. Procurement and collaboration with local LA business is critical to the success of the LA28 Games.
Working Group members come from organisations across Los Angeles that are actively engaged in their local communities and interested in shaping the future of the city and the Games. They will be expected to have a credible track record for serving greater Los Angeles, experience with educational institutions and other community organizations, extensive networks, and significant subject matter knowledge. The Working Groups will be established more than five years before the Games, providing the opportunity to meaningfully impact delivery.
The Youth Council brings together a diverse group of young people to discuss topics critical to hosting the Games, including environmental impact, accessibility, and inclusion. Comprised of Angelenos ages 18 to 24, the Youth Council will also ensure the Games engage the next generation of fans and reflect the Los Angeles community. The inaugural Youth Council was launched in 2021 with members nominated by community-based organizations. New members will be welcomed every year leading up to the Games.
Source: Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee of Olympic and Paralympic Games