RONNELL HAMPTON facilitates policy and urban design development using a collective impact approach. He manages community organizing by cultivating relationships with people disproportionately impacted by urban disparities, community organizations, and government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Ronnell founded a company focused on social and environmental justice and most recently, served as policy manager with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, where he led the Good Food Zone Policy’s passing. Before that, Ronnell worked as a senior data analyst for Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System and worked as a licensed banker.
Ronnell’s passion is rooted in developing infrastructure and resources to improve outcomes in historically underserved and underrepresented communities. Ronnell is a member of the American Planning Association, National Organization for Minority Architects, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills with a B.A. in negotiation, conflict resolution and peace-building and a minor in Africana studies. Ronnell went on to receive his master’s in urban sustainability from Antioch University in 2017. Ronnell is also certified in computer-aided drafting design and is currently completing a degree in architectural drafting and design.
Los Angeles is working to embed equity into government operations and policies, including setting up a Civil and Human Rights Department, which is charged with addressing the long-standing discrimination that impacts historically underserved and minority communities in Los Angeles.
Hate crimes are disproportionately focused on LGBTQ+ individuals and residents of color. FUSE will work with the Civil and Human Rights Department, the Police Department, and other departments across the city to enact programs that directly reduce hate crimes and increase public safety for potentially vulnerable populations.