Sherilyn Correa, Director of Planning and Economic Development

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My job entails: Managing various entitlement projects, planning policy and economic development opportunities for the Ninth Council District. Current projects include the expansion and redevelopment of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the South LA Goodyear Tract Revitalization Plan, the Figueroa Streetscape Plan, the Slauson Specific Plan, and various housing and hotel developments throughout the District. I also advise Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. on various Citywide policies and projects before the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM).

What most excited me about my work is having the opportunity to collaborate with community stakeholders to revitalize our District and encourage economic development, as well as, homeownership for the constituents of the Ninth Council District.

In the past, I have worked with public, private and nonprofit organizations and obtained more than 10 years of experience in real estate and community development. I am a licensed real estate broker and recently, I worked as a Principal Project Coordinator with the City Administrator’s Office where I had the opportunity to analyze City-owned parcels for affordable and homeless housing development. Previously, I worked with Council District 8 on various planning and economic development projects in South Los Angeles. Some of my accomplishments include negotiating the community benefits for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza redevelopment, overseeing the development of homeless housing and a full-service navigation center. I have served as a project manager for various Federal and State grants, neighborhood studies and community charrettes.

My all-time role model is Jesus Christ because he has helped transform my life and I am forever grateful 

The best advice I'd give to my younger self is: believe in yourself. 

My favorite book of all time is: The Book of Daniel. 

The three things I can't live without are: food, air and water. 

 

 

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