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Capital Programs' John D'Amico elected mayor of West Hollywood

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City of West Hollywood

John D’Amico, a principal project manager in UCLA Capital Programs, has been elected mayor of West Hollywood. He will be sworn into office on April 21.

D’Amico’s election marks the first time in 13 years that West Hollywood will have a newly elected councilmember serving as a first-term mayor. He was elected to city council in 2011. During his three years on the council, D’Amico initiated discussions on issues such as traffic congestion, historic preservation, affordable housing, citywide communication strategies, election reform, arts and culture and emerging technologies. As West Hollywood mayor, he said, he plans to focus on the city’s future, create an opening for discussions about innovation and new technologies, help integrate the new growth on the Eastside and advance dialogue about how West Hollywood can help end AIDS.

D’Amico, who holds master's degrees in both architecture and urban planning, began his career at UCLA in 2001 as project manager for the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center. He was promoted to his current role in 2006. Currently overseeing construction of the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center and the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden entrance, he  will continue to work at UCLA while holding mayoral office.

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