2016 Impact-Maker to Watch: Tafarai Bayne

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Tom Bradley room at Los Angeles City Hall, 25 members of the Los Angeles community were honored for their foundational work to make a positive impact in our city.

Tafarai Bayne

...is at the center and will continue to be, in conversations about how to make South LA and Los Angeles generally a more livable and just community for everyone.
— Karen Mack, LA Commons

 Tafarai Bayne

Tafarai Bayne

Tafarai Bayne is a Los Angeles native with extensive experience in the following areas: communications, promotion and outreach, constituency building, stakeholder education, project management, program development, marketing, and event production. He is considered a leader in strategic planning & community organizing issues and has worked on development and urban planning issues for over 15 years with an emphasis on the dynamics impacting working class communities. He has extensive organizational development experience having served on the board of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy during a critical executive transition and he recently served on the Board of CicLAvia, having helped spearhead expansion efforts into South Los Angeles. In 2014 he was appointed as a commissioner to the City of Los Angeles Transportation Commission. Tafarai is currently serving as the founder of EMH Creative Group, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning, communications and production. His current clients include TRUST South LA, The California Endowment, Community Services Unlimited and CicLAvia.

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