Flora Gil Krisiloff has been named senior field deputy for Venice and the Westside to Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

Krisiloff is president and co-founder of the Brentwood Community Council and served as chair of the City of Los Angeles West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.

She won a spot in a runoff for the Los Angeles City Council District 11 seat last spring but was defeated by Bill Rosendahl in a June runoff.

“I have known Flora for many years and know her to be committed to the quality of life in our neighborhoods and in our county as a whole,” Yaroslavsky said.

“County government and many of the communities I represent are fortunate to have the benefit of her experience and her service,” the supervisor said.

As a senior field deputy, she will oversee a range of constituent issues in Venice, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Beverly-Fairfax, Pico-Robertson, Westwood and Hollywood.

She will also serve as Yaroslavsky’s liaison to the cities of Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills and as a liaison to several county departments.

Krisiloff has a master’s degree in business administration from the UCLA Graduate School of Management and degrees in nursing and ambulatory health from UCLA.