Gloria Walton is President & CEO of Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), a South LA-based community organization widely recognized as a leader in the development of cutting-edge strategies to ensure that black and brown, poor and working-class communities have an equal voice in the democratic process. Under Walton’s leadership, SCOPE successfully advocated to pass a set of landmark climate bills that set targets to reduce greenhouse gases by 2030; bring accountability and transparency to state climate agencies and top polluters.
Walton currently serves on several Boards and is a Founding Advisory Board member of a national collaborative known as BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity). Additionally, she holds a Governor-appointed seat on the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program Technical Advisory Council.
Walton is the recipient of many awards, including the NAACP-LA’s Empowerment Award, the LA League of Conservation Voters Environmental Justice Champion Award, and the Center for Community Change’s Champion in Community Organizing Award.