Puza would be the first and only LGBTQ member of the Culver City Council.
Freddy Puza is passionate about community development and being invested in the community where he lives. He’s taken on leadership positions, including as a member of the Culver City Committee on Homelessness and the General Plan Advisory Committee, to build bridges across differences, create solutions to complex problems, and advocate for the needs of all members of society.
He moved to the Fox Hills neighborhood in Culver City in 2011. The city has never had a council member who lives in Fox Hills. The neighborhood was annexed to Culver City in the 1960’s. He’s active in the various Culver City community organizations, including the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association, Culver City Democratic Club, Culver City Action Network and Protect Culver City Renters. In addition, he’s been a dedicated advocate for LGBTQ rights, including as a board member of the Stonewall Democrats, co-chair of the LMU Faculty and Staff Network at LMU, participant in the AIDS Lifecycle, and he actively campaigns for pro-LGBTQ and feminist issues and candidates.
Freddy leads the community relations efforts at LMU, where he has worked for the past 15 years. He works with neighbors, local businesses and local government on strategic initiatives and projects. In addition to his main job responsibilities, he co-started the LMU chapter of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE), and served as Staff Senate President and as an Implicit Bias instructor.