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Fiona Nagle

Fiona Nagle

West Valley & Mountain Communities Senior Field Deputy


Fiona Nagle represents Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in the West Valley/Santa Monica Mountains region. The area includes the unincorporated Santa Monica Mountains communities up to the Ventura County line; Topanga; and the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village, and portions of Los Angeles in western San Fernando Valley. Fiona is responsible for constituent services and Supervisorial participation in various activities throughout the region.

Prior to joining Team Kuehl, Fiona was an associate environmental planner for Caltrans District 7. During her four years there, she helped facilitate the Topanga Canyon Boulevard Roadside Committee; oversaw environmental studies and the public scoping meeting for the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing in Agoura Hills; and was one of Caltrans’ experts on Context Sensitive Solutions, a planning approach that incorporates community needs and interests into transportation projects. Earlier, Fiona served for 11 years with the International Society for Conservation Biology. While there, she sat on the global Board of Governors and the North America Board of Directors; developed the Chapters Program; co-wrote the Society’s 2010 Strategic Plan; and co-organized multiple large international conferences. In 2009, she also spent two life-changing weeks as a United Nations’ Observer at COP 15, the UN’s climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. Fiona has also worked in nonprofits, entrepreneurial business, academia, and the performing arts (she was a child actress and professional ballet dancer). This wide background gives her the capacity to better understand and connect with the various people and communities she now serves.

Fiona has a Ph.D. in conservation biology and conflict management, with expertise in environmental dispute resolution – knowledge and skills that cross over to other complex social issues. She has a passion for Authentic Leadership, which was part of her dissertation research, and has developed an approach to Authentic Feminine Leadership in which she has trained women across the US and Canada.

Fiona grew up in the 3rd District and, although she has lived and traveled throughout five continents, has always considered Los Angeles her home.