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Patricia Lock-Dawson is an effective communicator, advocate and governmental affairs professional, positioning clients for success with key elected and community decision makers. A practiced leader of strategic initiatives for sustainability, diversity and inclusion in education and environmental program areas, she is an elected official, business owner, and appointee. 






Coalition Building

Providing a competitive advantage in supporting clients who seek to do work with state or local governments

Legislative Support

Identifying opportunities in government and regulatory initiatives, connecting legislative activities to key organizational issues

Leading Organizational Change

Advancing strategic initiatives for sustainability, diversity and inclusion

Government Affairs

Providing a competitive advantage in supporting clients who seek to do work with state or local governments

Financing Strategies

Creating opportunities through public-private partnerships and public financing

Strategic Planning and Analysis

Providing progressive policy advancement solutions and strategic advice to businesses, philanthropies and non-profits



County of Riverside

Regional Parks and Open Space

The Inland Empire
Community Foundation
  • Led effort to craft and pass legislation to create Santa Ana River Conservancy, a state agency.

  • Successfully advocated for state bond and budget funds resulting in $65 Million in funding dedicated to trail.

  • Negotiated memorandum of understanding to create 3-county and 17-city coalition of elected leaders with organizational framework to complete the Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway.

  • Connected Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for the first time in history, with 19 continuous miles of trail.

  • Recognized by California State Senate, Assembly and U.S. Congress as model best practice.

  • Voted Best Bikeway OC Register Readers’ Poll.

Riverside & San Bernardino County

  • Created the TCF Environmental Initiative, an entirely new core function for the organization. 

  • Convened 150 regional environmental leaders in series of meetings to solicit guidance and develop consensus on regional conservation needs.

  • Wrote business plan which included program areas, capacity building, financing goals, and projected endowment.

  • Won unanimous approval from Board of Directors to implement program.

County of Riverside

Executive Office

  • Formulated operational plans and assembled key personnel and resources to support implementation of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, the largest of its kind in the country. 

  • Secured $123 million in funding from diverse sources to finance program operations and land acquisitions.

  • Established partnerships with city representatives, state and federal legislators. Led and organized delegations, managed outreach, and represented county’s interest in meetings and forums.

The City of Riverside

Office of the Mayor

  • Created a regional vision for the river, an effort so successful that seven cities followed with their own similar efforts, which led to the formation of a regional partnership between three counties.

  • Forged strategic relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, public and private entities, politicians, and general public. Working with Department of Parks and Recreation, implemented over 80% of plan and secured funding and partnership to implement trails component.

  • Incorporated concerns and priorities from various activist groups and previous task forces into new, contested recommendations which were ultimately approved by City Council.


5225 Canyon Crest Drive

Suite 71-124

Riverside, CA 92507


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