Christopher Torres

Commissioner Torres is the Founding Principal of Agency Artifact Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. He brings over a decade of experience in all aspects of architecture, design, planning, public art, and community engagement, and has led large-scale multidisciplinary architectural practices working locally and internationally. Mr. Torres holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, training in Urban Design from Columbia University and a BA in Urban Studies from Loyola Marymount University.

Haley Feng

Commissioner Feng works at Thomas Safran & Associates, an affordable housing developer, and has worked in the environmental justice, economic development, and housing sectors. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from USC’s Price School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at UCLA after attending community college. Ms. Feng immigrated to the United States when she was 16 and is passionate about creating opportunities for all.

Jaime Geaga

Commissioner Geaga is semi-retired and is active in the Filipino American community. His community activities include Board Member and Treasurer of the Friends of Echo Park Library, chair of the Carlos Bulosan Book Club, and Deputy Controller, Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats. He is also a member of the HiFi (Historic FilipinoTown) Coalition and involved in community programming for LGBTQ+ projects and activities.

Jacob Noonan

Commissioner Noonan is with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), managing $115 million in one-time grants to accelerate housing production across the region. Mr. Noonan has close to 20 years experience in land use planning and housing programs, finance, and development. Prior to SCAG, he managed the housing and rent stabilization programs for the City of West Hollywood. Mr. Noonan is a member of the American Planning Association and AICP CEP certified. He  grew up in Seattle and has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Washington.

Monique Lawshe

Commissioner Lawshe, a seasoned real estate development and acquisitions professional, has been instrumental in the significant growth of two Los Angeles-based real estate companies – A Community of Friends, a non-profit development company, and GHC Housing Partners, a nationally recognized owner and operator of affordable housing. She remains a Partner in GHC Housing Partners’s affiliate PK Management LLC and was formerly the CEO of A Community of Friends. Ms.

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