Marilyn Langlois, Community Advocate, Office of Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Marilyn Langlois is the Community Advocate in the office of Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin. She is the point person for the mayor’s efforts to promote worker cooperatives as a strategy for worker empowerment-based economic development and job creation in Richmond. Marilyn has worked on several strategies to create jobs and revitalize the community, including strengthening Richmond’s local-hiring ordinance (an effort that was initiated by Richmond’s Human Rights and Human Relations Commission), creating the Richmond Youth Corps, participating in the East Bay Green Corridor’s efforts to bring green businesses to Richmond and the East Bay, and partnering with the Healthy Richmond initiative funded by The California Endowment. Marilyn is a founding member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a political organization that works to elect progressive candidates to the Richmond City Council and promote economic, social, and environmental justice in Richmond.