Daniel “Danny” has a long and distinguished career of public and private service, to his community and his country. Elected to the Inglewood City Council at the age of 26 in 1981 he served for 12 years. Re-elected to the Inglewood City Council in June of 2007, he was elected Mayor in a special unexpired term election in August of 2010 and served as Mayor until 2011.
For the Community Development Commission, County of Los Angeles, he managed the development and implementation of the “Los Angeles County Child Care Capacity Development Grant & Loan Program”. Daniel served as the Southern California Liaison for the Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Commerce. Secretary Ronald H. Brown tasked Daniel to carry out President Clinton’s pledge to direct federal efforts to assist the economic recovery of the State of California. He co-developed and coordinated the “Healthy Agenda 2000 Process” with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
Currently serving as President of MoveLA, a public transportation and Affordable Housing advocacy coalition and the initiator and energy behind ballot Measures R and Measure M, which received 77 percent of the vote and will generate 90 billion dollars in public transit improvement and 465 thousand jobs in Los Angeles County. Daniel served as a Co-Lead negotiator for the 500 million dollar Community Benefits Agreement between the Los Angeles World Airport and the LAX Coalition for Economic, Environmental, and Educational Justice.
Daniel received an appointment to the Smart Pandemic Management team at UC Berkeley. He is the Government and Community Engagement Director for the Community and Economic Development Corporation. A Partner at EXO REIT Group, Inc. A professor of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Supervision in the Los Angeles Community College District. As a member of the California Consortium for Public Health Informatics and Technology, and employee of Futuro Health, Daniel utilizes his community college, workforce development, community and government experience to lead, advise and coordinate the recruitment and placement of underrepresented individuals in training, internships, and apprenticeships leading to careers in the emerging field of Public Health Informatics and Technologies.
In 2022 he earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Higher Education from the College of Education at California State University Long Beach. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Administration and his Masters of Science degree in Organizational Management and Leadership both from Springfield College. He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Long Beach-Inglewood-South Bay Alumni Chapter, and a member of Center of Hope Church, Inglewood, California. Husband to Krishna Tabor, Father to Krishna, Moses (Reginald), Daniel, Arielle, and Sinclaire. Grandfather and Great Grandfather.