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Local Man Named to County Commission on HIV

Local resident Jonathan Weedman has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, the Board of Supervisors announced recently. “Jonathan has a decades-long track record of investment, commitment and advocacy for LGBTQ+ causes in our community,” Supervisor Kathryn Barger said. “I’m proud to appoint him to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV. I know he will represent the 5th District well and will keep the needs of residents at the forefront.” Weedman has more than 30 years of extensive professional experience working in the corporate, nonprofit and community sectors. This includes today as Chief External Relations for Via Care, one of the Los Angeles Region’s preeminent health care providers to underserved communities. Prior to that, Weedman served as the sixth Executive Director for Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, a nationally recognized performing arts organization where under his leadership, he made substantial contributions needed to strengthen the organization’s infrastructure, fundraising performance and artistic achievements. From 1996 to 2016, Weedman served as Senior Vice President for the Wells Fargo Foundation and directed the company’s philanthropic, volunteer and community engagement programs for the Southern California Region and the state of Arizona, with an annual contributions budget of more than $20 million. He also served as Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of Los Angeles appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and was founding chair of the Grand Park Foundation appointed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. He has served on numerous boards of directors including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Colburn School, Muse/ique, and is Chair Emeritus of the Young Musicians Foundation. He currently serves on the boards of Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the California Heritage Museum. A third generation Californian and classically trained pianist, Weedman attended USC and UCLA, and is the grandson of former California Gov. Goodwin Knight. He and his husband, Raymundo Baltazar, live in Altadena.

First published in the May 18 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

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