1 December 2015

Steinberg hosts AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast for newly elected councilmember David Ryu

Steinberg LA hosted an AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast for newly elected councilmember David Ryu, representing CD4, on December 11th. AIA|LA’s City Leaders Breakfast Series serves as an opportunity for architects, designers, and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable, and economically competitive future.

Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th council district which include the neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and a portion of Koreatown.

Ryu studied economics at UCLA; Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers; won a prestigious United Nations graduate internship; and was a Netkal Fellow at USC’s School of Social Work.  As Senior Deputy to Los Angeles County Yvonne Supervisor Burke, he worked for years on issues like public health, housing, children and family services, transportation and senior services. He helped oversee the County budget and worked for a time as a Special Investigator for the Auditor-Controller, rooting out waste and fraudulent expenditures. Ryu returned to the non-profit world and served as Director of Development and Public Affairs at one of Los Angeles’s largest non-profit health care providers: Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Health Center.

On July 1st, 2015 Ryu became the first Korean American to serve on the LA City Council and only the second Asian American.

Councilmember Ryu addressed the group with insight on his efforts to balance new development and existing constituents’ interest in council district 4 and heard the group’s suggestions on how to advocate for positive change in the district.

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