Community activist and veteran political consultant Ann Hollister has been nominated by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve on the city Board of Airport Commissioners.

If approved by the City Council, Hollister will fill the vacant seat of Walter Zifkin, who stepped down earlier this year. The seven-member panel oversees Los Angeles International, L.A./Ontario International and Van Nuys airports.

Hollister has been an active member of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps Board of Directors since 1995 and served as chair from 2003-08, a spokesperson for the mayor said.

As a Democratic political consultant over the past 18 years, Hollister has held positions at the local, state and federal levels including finance director for Kathleen Brown’s campaign for governor, and finance director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.

She has managed a number of campaigns including those of Rep. Howard Berman in 1982, Controller Gray Davis in 1986 and Mel Levine for Senate in 1992. Additionally, Hollister has served legislative positions such as chief of staff to Berman, aide to former Los Angeles Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky and district director to former Sen. Alan Cranston.

As county supervisor, Yaroslavsky appointed Hollister to the Los Angeles County Boundary Review Committee.

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