Los Angeles city controller Laura Chick will appear at a meet-and-greet event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27th, at Beyond Baroque Foundation, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. Admission is free.

The event will feature information on art and social service agencies.

As city controller, Chick serves as the chief auditor and accountant for the City of Los Angeles.

Her responsibilities include conducting financial and performance audits of all aspects of city operations, supervising expenditures, and issuing various financial reports.

Prior to becoming city controller, Chick served as a Los Angeles City Council member for the Third District in the western San Fernando Valley from 1993 to 2001.

Chick was re-elected city controller in March, receiving 82 percent of the vote.

“I didn’t approach elective office be something,” Chick said. “I entered politics to do something, to roll up my sleeves and help solve problems.”

The Los Angeles Business Journal said recently, “Los Angeles city controller Laura Chick has emerged as a central voice in the ongoing debate over how the city handles its contracts.”

Los Angeles Magazine said last year, “Where others couch and evade, she is Ms. Blunt.”

Chick has lived in Los Angeles since 1952 and received her bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a master’s degree in social work from USC.

Chick lives in Silver Lake. She has two grown daughters, and one grandchild.

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