Matthew Dodson is Director of Local Government Relations for the California Grocers Association. He represents the interests of grocery retailers and suppliers before local governments in Southern California. As part of his duties, he serves on the Business and Utilities Operations Committee at the California Department of Emergency Management Agency and other ad hoc work groups to assist in the distribution of food during disaster events. He is active in promoting educational opportunities for all students through fundraising efforts for Valor Academy (charter school) in the San Fernando Valley and advises Breathe LA on environmental policy issues. He graduated from The Evergreen State College and McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
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