Trina Unzicker has served the City of Los Angeles for over 20 years with six City departments including the Public Works Bureau of Contract Administration, Department of Telecommunications (now part of the Information Technology Agency), Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Library, and the Office of the City Administrative Officer. In April 2020, she became a proud member of the Los Angeles Police Department as the Commanding Officer of LAPD’s Audit Division.
Prior to promoting to the LAPD, Ms. Unzicker spent most of her career working with the Office of the City Administrative Officer where she was responsible for the development, administration and oversight of departmental budgets, including the Office of the City Attorney, Information Technology Agency, Housing Authority, Consolidated Plan, and the City’s first Homeless Budget. Ms. Unzicker also served as the CAO lead analyst for high-profile projects such as the City’s 2016 Comprehensive Homeless Strategy, Citywide Minimum Wage, Hotel Living Wage, Gross Receipts Business Tax, and formulation of the HCID and EWDD Departments. Most recently, she was employed by the Los Angeles Public Library where she oversaw the production of its $208 million proposed budget; the preparation, award, and monitoring of Library contracts; and the management of security operations for the Library’s 73 facilities.
Before arriving at the City, Ms. Unzicker was a Guest Relations Trainer at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. She trained and developed employees for assignments within eight operational areas including seminars, administration, and public relations.
Ms. Unzicker is a graduate and Blue Key Scholarship recipient from the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of the Riordan Leadership Institute and Leadership Southern California programs offered through the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce. Her volunteer activities over the years include the GATE Advisory Committee with the Burbank Unified School District and positions on the Mount Washington Nonprofit Preschools and Thomas Edison Parent Teacher Association Boards. She is a proud supporter of her family connections to small business in Detroit and the Native American Heritage Association.
Ms. Unzicker’s husband served the City prior to his retirement in 2018 for nearly 35 years, two of which were spent with the Records and Identification Division of LAPD. Together they have three teenagers who enjoy basketball, soccer, track, cross country, drawing, music, journalism, and keeping their parents on their toes.