Brock Evans grew up and attended high school in the San Gabriel Valley before leaving to attend U.C. Berkeley and becoming involved in electoral politics in Berkeley for a progressive political coalition and then for progressive candidates in San Francisco, including Harvey Milk, where he lived for more than 30 years. Brock recently retired after 38 years of Federal public service, 34 of them with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Region IX. Brock returned to Los Angeles to staff the first ever OCR regional field office in the U.S., opened in downtown LA in 2001, while living in Silverlake, Echo Park, and Highland Park. OCR enforces federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin (including language access), disability (including HIV), and age in HHS-funded health and social service programs. During his career, Brock developed particular expertise in resolving language access and HIV discrimination complaints. Brock bought his first home in Highland Park 5 years ago.