LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today nominated Jessica Lall to serve on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) commission. The appointment to replace the position vacated by former Commissioner Kelli Bernard is subject to confirmation by City Council.
“Jessica has spent her career working to make prosperity and opportunity available to all Angelenos, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “She embodies the qualities of leadership, determination and creativity that we all seek in public service, and I know she will breathe new life and bring new perspectives to meet the challenges we face.”
Lall is currently President and CEO of the Central City Association (CCA), which represents the interests of more than 300 LA County businesses, trade associations and nonprofits. Prior to joining CCA, she served as Executive Director of the South Park Business Improvement District in Downtown Los Angeles, where she led the development of an economic development plan and public art initiative for the neighborhoods. from the city.
Lall previously served as senior policy director in former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s economic and trade policy department, director of communications for Austin Beutner’s mayoral campaign, and director of advancement at Coro Southern California. . She also serves on the boards of the Board of Governors of the University of Southern California (USC), Goodwill Southern California, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, and Coro Southern California.
“Our city’s homelessness crisis is deeply personal to me, and I have dedicated my career to realizing the potential of our great city, including providing comprehensive homelessness solutions,” said Jessica Lall, President and CEO of CCA. “I am honored that Mayor Garcetti nominated me to serve on the LAHSA commission. I stand ready to meet our challenges urgently and will work to improve coordination between all levels of government and ensure the agency meets the needs of the most vulnerable Angelenos.
LAHSA is a joint authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, responsible for coordinating and managing more than $880 million annually in federal, state, county and municipal funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services for homeless people. The entity is governed by a 10-member appointed commission, with five nominations nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.