Commissioner Taelor Bakewell

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A diverse background in community involvement and improving the quality of life for the people that live there have always been Taelor Bakewell’s passion.

As a senior crisis management specialist and official spokesperson for one of the largest utilities in the country, Southern California Edison (SCE), Taelor has dealt with some of the toughest environmental issues facing California. Prior to joining SCE, she was the Digital Director for the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the Head of PR for California’s largest festival, Taste of Soul.

A native Californian, graduate of the University of Southern California and a California Realtor, Taelor has been able to create effective, quality and long-standing change within her community through a balance of streamlined messaging and grassroots initiatives. Taelor comes from a lineage grossly involved in the community and has worked on a variety of community projects as well as major real estate projects in South Los Angeles, Compton, NW Pasadena and Seaside California.

Taelor considers herself not only to be an astute businesswoman, but also a community advocate. From a young age, she has worked with local organizations like Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade and Mothers in Action, providing resources to members of our community most in need of support and services.

She is continuing her family’s legacy of service to the community and sees her role as the next generation of Bakewell’s bringing opportunity to some of California’s most under resourced communities. Taelor is also a Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute Alumni, a graduate of USC’s Ross Real Estate Development program and a member of New Frontier Democratic Club.

Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021.