Will We have Shelter in Southern CA after a Disaster?

Client:  Los Angeles Housing Department Beacon was engaged for a regional disaster planning project for housing in which we conducted primary research through interviews and surveys with organizations and secondary research through review of existing studies by local and national organizations and agencies (Red Cross, FEMA, National Housing Authorities) to develop an Interim Housing Options Plan for the 5 county region and identified potential venues for interim housing in the aftermath of a disaster comparable to the magnitude of Northridge earthquake.…

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Revisioning for the Largest Transportation Agency

Client:   Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (LA Metro) Beacon was selected to assist Metro’s CEO revise the agency’s vision, mission and value statements to reflect the evolving direction of the agency’s role in developing the county’s transportation infrastructure for the next century. Beacon conducted interviews with Metro’s senior and mid-level managers in 25+ departments and divisions to get feedback on the organization’s current priorities and future plans that were used at an executive session that we facilitated to draft…

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Strategic Planning for the Largest Public Utility Agency

Client:  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Beacon was selected as a subcontractor to assist an international management consulting firm with the development of the enterprise-wide strategic plan for LADWP, including a SWOT analysis of 9,200 internal employees and thousands of external stakeholders including business, labor, environmental, and neighborhood groups through online surveys, focus groups and interviews; and developing an internal and external communications strategy for plan implementation.  We facilitated a leadership retreat and developed questionnaires for stakeholders to…

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Awards & Affiliations

Compass Blueprint - Leadership in Planning for Sustainability
Special Recognition CA Supplier of the Year

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce