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Abbe Land

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Abbe Land

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles Free Clinic/Saban Free Clinic
health care
public policy
free medical and dental services
domestic violence
women's health


Ms. Abbe Land is a councilwoman and former mayor of the city of West Hollywood and serves as co-chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, a nonprofit health and human services organization that provides free medical and dental care for children, adolescents and adults; HIV education, counseling and testing; specialized medical and social services for homeless and at-risk youth; prenatal care; and legal and mental health services to thousands of people each year. Installed as mayor in April 2005, Ms. Land also served two previous terms as mayor (1989-1990 and 1994-1995) and was re-elected to the West Hollywood City Council in March 2003. She has been active in local government since the city's incorporation in 1984. She was first elected to the City Council in 1986, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1988, 1992 and 2003 for four-year terms. As a council member, Ms. Land's main concerns have been tenants' rights, the creation and maintenance of affordable housing, economic development, social services, and environmental issues. She is a strong advocate for women's issues and issues related to civil liberties. She was instrumental in creating the city's Women's Advisory Board. Ms. Land developed and co-sponsored an ordinance to ban the sale of guns commonly known as "Saturday Night Specials," originated the West Hollywood innovative Domestic Violence Program, and co-sponsored the model Families and Communities Task Force, which brought together schools, public and private, children and family advocates and city resources to address the needs of the children of West Hollywood. Prior to her appointment as co-chief executive officer of the the Los Angeles Free Clinic in 2003, Ms. Land served as the clinic's chief development and external affairs officer since 1997. She currently serves on the board of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), on which she co-chairs the Compensated Care/Public Policy Committee, and on the legislative committee of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA). In addition, she sits on the Advisory Board of Women Against Gun Violence and the L.A. County Department of Health Services Women's Health Policy Council.

8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles  California  90048
United States
Office Phone: 
(323) 653-8622
Office Fax: 
(323) 651-5026


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