Mid-City Community Advocacy Network

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network is a community collaborative based in City Heights, a dense and diverse urban community of about 95,000 people living within a 6.5 square mile area of San Diego. Our mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.

  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    City Heights Center, 4305 University Ave. Suite 640 San Diego, CA, 92105

    Green New Deal Speaker Series: Biking, Walking and Transit with SANDAG E.D., Hasan Ikhrata

    Biking, Walking and Transit

    Considered one of the preeminent transportation planning experts in the nation, Hasan Ikhrata is the Executive Director of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG is the leading research, planning, and transportation agency for the San Diego region. The agency builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life. Agency policymakers are elected officials from each of the area’s 18 cities and the county. Mr. Ikhrata leads a staff of about 350 professionals who develop public policy initiatives for elected officials on numerous issues encompassing population growth, transportation, environmental management, economic development, municipal finance, binational coordination, and public safety.

    Mr. Ikhrata has over 30 years of public and private sector transportation planning experience in the region. As Executive Director of SANDAG, he directs day‐to‐day operations of the agency and implements policies set by its governing board. In addition, Mr. Ikhrata is the Chief Executive Officer of the SANDAG Service Bureau, the nonprofit public benefit corporation chartered by SANDAG.

    Mr. Ikhrata has received several awards and honors from various organizations and agencies including the American Society of Public Administration, Southern California Leadership Council, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Business Council, League of California Cities, City of Los Angeles, State of California Certificate of Recognition, Association of the San Bernardino County Special Districts, the Building Industry Association, regional chapters of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and numerous others.

    Mr. Ikhrata holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering from Zaporozhye University in the former Soviet Union; a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, and a PhD Candidacy in Urban Planning and Transportation from the University of Southern California.

    Prior to joining SANDAG in 2018, Mr. Ikhrata worked for Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

    Mr. Ikhrata is an adjunct professor in the business school at California State University, Northridge.

    General Admission: $20
    Mid-City CAN Member: $0


    Co-hosted by:

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 179 rsvps
    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

    30th Anniversary Event

    Join us for a historical evening when 200+ of San Diego’s most respected civic visionaries, community leaders, and business partners come together to celebrate 30 years of Mid-City CAN advocacy, collaboration, & organizing! 

    At Rising to New Heights we invite you to help shape the next 30 years of building power and advancing equity for City Heights and communities alike, throughout San Diego and Southern California.

    2019 City Heights People's Choice Awardees
    ...cast your vote! 

    Help underwrite important event expenses by becoming a sponsor!

    Sponsorships are essential to our fundraising efforts, to ensure that every dollar raised during Mid-City CAN’s 30th Anniversary will go directly to help foster the next generation of Mid-City CAN campaign work. We invite you to read the full sponsorship package which ranges from $1,250 through to $15,000. We are happy to provide a customized experience for all sponsors!

    Please contact Griselda Ramirez, sponsorship committee chair, at sponsor@midcitycan.org.


    Special Thanks to Our 2019 Rising to New Heights Sponsors!


    About Mid-City CAN
    Mid-City CAN is a local advocacy network rooted in neighborhood action that impacts our whole region. Since 1989, Mid-City CAN has worked to promote social equity and justice and has helped to support initiatives which affect public policy on a range of critical issues. Even though we are growing and looking to new horizons, our work is only possible through the power of community members and their love for City Heights.