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Orlando Ward is director of program services for The Midnight Mission. Previously, he had served as the organization's public affairs director. Ward was appointed to Los Angeles' Affordable Housing Commission by then-Mayor James K. Hahn, and serves as the chairman of the Center City Redevelopment Project's Project Area Committee. He is the vice-chairman of the Central City Association's Public Health and Safety Committee and is active in a number of community-based organizations, including the Central City Task Force on Homeless Issues, the Downtown L.A.


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