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"Los Angeles Appoints First Chief Heat Officer"

CBS interviewed Dr. David Eisenman, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of community health sciences and director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, about Los Angeles' appointment of UCLA FSPH graduate Marta Segura (MPH, ’91), as the city’s first-ever “chief heat officer”

Friday, June 3, 2022

The City of Los Angeles appointed its first-ever Chief Heat Officer during a press conference Friday morning. 

Marta Segura will hold the new title, in what came from a motion initially attributed to L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian. She becomes the first person of Latin descent to hold such a position in the United States.

Los Angeles now joins other major American metropolises like Phoenix and Miami with an officer who will "oversee the City's response to extreme heat events," as detailed by a city press release.