Notice of Bylaw Revision & Scheduled Vote


Organization bylaws are a set of rules and procedures used to determine how an organization will run. They are a vital tool, defining the relationships, duties, and responsibilities of the people who are elected to manage the organization. From time to time, the Board of Directors reviews the bylaws to identify outdated language and practices to insure that the bylaws are in accord with the law and to make for the best possible governing document.

The current LAABP Executive Board has worked diligently with a non-profit attorney, Nancy McCullough, to draft bylaws that will promote and protect the interests of the organization.

Now is the time for membership review and input. Please take this opportunity to review the proposed LAABP bylaws (in their entirety).  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please use the form below to submit your correspondence.
In general, the current proposed revisions align operations with current Non-profit Corporation Law of California, but by no means change how we operate or serve the membership. Other notable changes include:      
  • Provisions  to allow for electronic means of communication
  • Clarification of guidelines for Board Action 
  • Establishment of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees 
  • Creation of two classes to allow for staggered elections
  • Policy language moved to policy manual
Click here for the proposed Bylaw revision to be presented to the membership on January 10, 2019.
Once the review period has ended, the LAABP Executive Board will provide responses to the most commonly asked questions, as well as provide a voting date/procedures to approve the bylaws.

Click on the links below to review documents.

LAABP- Bylaws Introductory Letter & Summary

LAABP Proposed Bylaws – 10-31-18



On Saturday, November 10, 2018 the Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel (LAABP) will be hosting a Masquerade Ball and Scholarship Fundraiser at L’Cherivye Studios to raise funds for the 2019 LAABP Scholarship Program.

Existing Members use code: LAABP2018 until October 20, 2018 for special Early Bird Pricing.



For more information about volunteer opportunities please submit your inquiry by CLICK HERE. 

For information regarding donation and sponsorship opportunities can be found  here: 2018 Sponsorship Packet.

To submit a donation/sponsorship inquiry and be contacted by a committee member CLICK HERE .


Saturday, July 14, 2018 marked a successful kick off to LAABP’s Training Series!
LAABP has created a series of workshops focusing on interview preparation and essay writing to prepare our members for the numerous civil service exams taking place this year.
Whether preparing for promotional opportunities or simply refining your skills for interviews, these workshops are tailored for smaller group sessions where more in depth teaching and audience interaction occur with our extremely skilled presenters and trainers.
Thank you to our Interview Preparation Trainers:
Amber Meshack, LAWA
Taneda Larios, LACERS
See below for upcoming dates. Spaces are limited.
RSVP by clicking one of the links below.

September 8 – Analyst Series Exam Training

September 29 – Essay Writing

December 8 – Essay Writing



2018 LAABP Snapshot: Vol. 1



2017 Scholarship Application & Guidelines




2017 Educational & Career Development Application

Scholarship and Executive Recognition Reception

We held our annual Scholarship Reception and Executive Recognition on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the historic Tom Bradley Tower of City Hall. Ten students received awards for books, tuition and related college costs in the total amount of $15,000.00. The students were either children of City of LA employees/LAABP members, or sponsored by such. Most of the students were high school seniors accepted to colleges across the nation, and a few were current university students. The event was co-hosted by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power African American Association (WPAAA), who also honored ten students with scholarship awards.

An Executive Recognition portion of the program highlighted the career achievements of Marla Bleavins, the first Deputy General Manager of the Harbor Department; Dana Brown, Assistant General Manager of Animal Services; and Keith Session, Director of Water Distribution of the Department of Water and Power. Each of our honorees gave moving acceptance speeches, detailing their career successes and struggles, and provided encouragement and advice to the new college students.

LAABP also recognized City employees who are furthering their education. Member education reimbursement awards were presented to three co-workers – Andria Williams of the Harbor Dept. who earned a MP Public Administration from USC; April Hood, Los Angeles Police Department, BS Business Administration, Mount Saint Mary’s University; and Janelva Williams, Department of Water and Power, BS Business Management, Pepperdine University. Congratulations to these recipients who were able to advance their education while holding down what one event moderator called City employment, “a pretty good gig!” This well-attended event was scrumptiously catered by Harold and Bell’s .