Eli Lipmen

Executive Director
Move LA

Prior to working at Move LA, Eli served on the Leadership Board of Move LA for over six years, working to bring new stakeholder groups into the coalition and working on the Measure M campaign. He joined Move LA in August 2017 to lead on fundraising, advocacy, and organizing strategy. He serves on the ClimatePlan Policy Advisory Board and as the co-chair of the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z) Transit Work Group alongside LA Metro. The TransitCenter presented Eli with their "Think Globally, Act Locally" award in 2021 for his work on the National Campaign for Transit Justice, organizing advocates across the state to meet with legislators to ask for more funding for public transit in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Eli's efforts on student transit passes won a competitive grant from the 11th Hour Project that piloted an 'any line, any time' transit card for high school students in LAUSD, which led to the countywide 'GoPass' for 1.3 million K-12 and community college students in LA County. Eli has worked with nonprofits large and small to improve donor engagement and outreach efforts, including the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, AJC, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles. Eli graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and the London School of Economics. He serves as President of the Los Angeles City Commission overseeing local Neighborhood Councils, the largest system to integrate grassroots democracy into local governance in the United States and is a graduate of the Coro Lead SoCal program. Eli's family of five lives in the West Adams neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles where they regularly walk, bike, and ride Metro around LA.