Time for Change

IE2030 is an Inland Empire community driven economic development collective, with the mission to cultivate community wealth building in the Inland Empire, through public policy projects, civic engagement and applied research.

Our assignment is to create and execute a new vision for the Inland Empire. The Inland Empire is just 40 miles east of Los Angeles, CA and is home to over 4.4 million people, which makes it the 12th largest metropolitan region in the United States.  According to the Census, 1 in 5 people in the IE are living below the poverty line. The IE is estimated to reach over 7.5 million people in population within 3 decades and it is essential we build an institution that is people powered with progress in mind. Currently, the Inland Empire's economy is built on a low-skilled foundation that does not provide living wage jobs for residents, the air in the Inland Empire is among the worst in the nation and socially, communities of color in the Inland Empire continue to be marginalized and exploited for industry profits. 


IE2030 has been developed with these inequities in mind and is dedicated to reaching our goal of economic, progressive change by 2030. We accomplish this through a strategic plan that incorporates public policy projects, resident engagement and applied research.



IE2030 is crowd funded through our inclusive membership of community members, activist, and public policy professionals. 

Meet The Team

Ashley Collins

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UCR alumni, born and raised in Riverside CA. I am currently a Delegate for Assembly District 61. #FeelTheBern

Gemelito Laluna

Founder of the website, The American Liberal Review; Northeastern University School of Law graduate; and presently a law and motions clerk in Riverside. Focus areas are public policy, liberal and progressive political theory, progressive religion, and grassroots activism in the era of social media/new technology 2.0.

Tania Singh

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The first of her name, breaker of capitalist chains, bringer of fire and fury. Dracarys

Maribel Nunez

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Advocate for economic justice, believer in equality & inclusion. 

Danny Garcia

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Small business owner, progressive activist, community /social justice advocate water environmental & animal rights... Advocate for a future where access to higher education and healthcare are accessible to all.

David Torre

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Credits the Bernie 2016 campaign for inspiring him to get more locally involved - particularly 28ers and the Transgender Community Coalition. His hobbies include video games and singing karaoke.

Matthew Snyder

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Teaches in the University Writing Program at UC Riverside, Is A Co-Founder of The 28ers and the Co-Host of the Upstart Podcast, The Future Is A Mixtape.

Jeff Green

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An awesome dude, skilled in the arts of activism. #InlandEmpire

Marianne Melleka Boules

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Economic Justice advocate, Schooled in the arts of Public Policy. MPP, University of California, Riverside.

Darrell Peeden

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Public Policy Master, Identical Twin, Social Entrepreneur & Former Professional Indoor Football Player,  Abraham Rice Scholar, UCR School of Public Policy. MPP, B.A, Public Policy, University of California, Riverside.

Daniel Peeden

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Identical Twin Enthusiasts, Public Policy Ninja, Retired Professional Indoor Football Player and a believer in #THINKINGBIG. Abraham Rice Scholar, UCR School of Public Policy. MPP, B.A Public Policy, University of California, Riverside. 

Travis Traber

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Political Science Major, National Delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders, and Lakers fantic. 

Bobbi Jo Chavarria

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Human rights and peace activist. Retired direct sales and management professional, Founder of Catalina's List. 

Anna Gonzalez

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Mother, educator, businesswoman, volunteer, community advocate for education, economic, social and environmental justice, 47th Assembly District Delegate

Francisco Ramos

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Political Enthusiast, President of Riverside County Young Democrats, Social Justice Warrior. 

Ana McNaughton

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Civic entrepreneur. A student and a teacher with a passion for community building.

Rocio Aguayo

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Studied at San Bernardino Valley College and is now a student at the University of California, Riverside. She cares most about people's health and aims to find long term solutions to best serve the health care needs of the Inland Empire. 

La'Nae Norwood

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Pan-African, Entrepreneur, Marketer, Advocate and Strategist

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IE2030 is the collective voice of the Inland Empire, made up of community members, activist, public policy professionals, and students who want to build a new economy; an economy that benefits everyone who contributes to it, not just the affluent. 

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