Bruce Saito has a long history of outstanding service to Los Angeles and California. Bruce joined the Los Angeles Conservation Corps in 1985 and has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 1995. He is also the current president of the California Association of Local Conservation Corps (CALCC), the organization that represents the 12 certified conservation corps covering most of the state’s urban areas from San Diego to Marin. He also serves on the Boards of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Infrastructure Academy, LA Neighborhood Land Trust and the Little Tokyo Senior Nutrition Program. In 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Bruce to serve on the Board of the State Board of Forestry and this year became a founding Board member of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation. He has been recognized for his service by the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California and the federal government, and has been honored with a National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Professional Award. Bruce received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. Bruce was awarded a Durfee Sabbatical Award in the summer of 2006 to honor his many years of dedicated service to the youth of Los Angeles.
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