Welcome to the Intergovernmental and External Relations (IGEA) Branch of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office. IGEA consists of State and Federal Legislative Policy Development and Governmental Affairs; the Sacramento Advocacy Office; the Washington, D.C. Advocacy Office; the Public Affairs Office; the Office of Protocol; and the Cable and Telecommunications Office.
IGEA is the focal point of coordination of state and federal legislative policy and strategy for the County. In consultation with the Board of Supervisors, the legislative strategist, and County departments, IGEA develops the County's legislative priorities and policies for consideration by the Board, and analyzes legislative proposals. The County's advocacy is handled on a day-to-day basis by the Sacramento and Washington, D.C. offices.
The Public Affairs Office is the chief liaison for the County to the public and media. It prepares and disseminates informational materials about the County, oversees the County website, and provides information and referral services. It also provides centralized photo and graphic arts services to departments, and assists the Board with special projects.
The Office of Protocol ensures that appropriate protocol is observed when foreign dignitaries visit Los Angeles County; maintains a liaison with the Los Angeles Consular Corps; promotes international business, tourism and cultural exchanges throughout Los Angeles County; and increases international understanding and cultural awareness.