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Marco Cesar Lizarraga is currently the Executive Director for La Cooperativa Campesina de California where he has worked for the past 16 years.  La Cooperativa is a non-profit organization representing and providing funding for federally designated Farm Worker Grantees in California who deliver employment and training services to farm workers throughout the State. 

Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Marco migrated to the United States in 1959 at the age of 13.  Marco has had a diverse experience in his professional trajectory. He has experience in employment and training, political consulting, advocacy, as well as city planning and housing consulting.  For three years Marco was an associate of PBS & Associates doing planning, grant writing and engineering.  Through this business, Marco and his associates ran the Planning Department for the City of Calexico where annexations and subdivisions were processed establishing a fast track system that was widely appreciated by the city fathers and those in the development industry.

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