Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3)

Jessica Lawrence

Budget & Finance Committee Consultant/Policy Advisor

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Jessica Lawrence brings a wide range of both public and private sector experience to District Three. Prior to working for Councilmember Gloria, she was an Associate for LeSar Development Consultants where she provided consulting services related to affordable housing policy and planning, community and economic development, and ending homelessness. She also previously worked for the City of New York in the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a BA in Urban Studies and Public Policy. She also holds a Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development from USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, and is a 2013 New Leaders Council Fellow.

Jessica is the Budget & Finance Committee Consultant, and handles policy issues related to budget, economic development, civic projects, infrastructure financing, pension and homelessness for Councilmember Gloria. She is his liaison to SDCERS, EDC, TMD, Civic SD, and the Port.

Jessica can be reached by email at [email protected]