ULI Los Angeles is pleased to announce the release of its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. The report documents the incredible program of work undertaken by our dedicated members and hard-working staff. By the numbers: we delivered 62 timely and relevant programs for 4,843 attendees, grew our total membership to 1,815 and added $83,962 to our financial reserve. More importantly, our members furthered our mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land through numerous programs, advisory services, leadership activities and special projects. We invite you to learn how here.
A message from ULI LA Chair Charmaine Atherton:
It’s hard to believe that in six short months I will complete my term as District Council Chair for ULI LA. It’s difficult to summarize what the last eighteen months have meant to me personally, and the enormous pride I feel for the progress we’ve made to advance our extremely ambitious Program of Work. Our diverse work has included National Initiatives in the areas of “Healthy Corridors” and “Building Healthy Places”, the International reach of FutureBuild, local initiatives in Transit Oriented Development and the LA River, our Technical Assistance Panels and our signature Urban Marketplace program.
Our work in Leadership has been replicated across the Country, first, as our “Challenges of Leadership” series as well as our innovative GROW mentor program for mid-career professionals. Our Women’s Leadership Initiative continues to produce programs and offer opportunities to women of all ages to connect and learn. And the work and programming of our Young Leaders Group is second to none among ULI District Councils.
But there have also been formidable challenges for those of us who are dedicated to the responsible use of land and the creation of sustainable and healthy communities. The use of both CEQA and the ballot box as tools to stop development has never been more prevalent, and it comes at a time when our City and County struggle with a burgeoning homeless population and a general lack of housing that is affordable across all but the highest income sectors.
When I began my work as Chair, an important part of what I wanted to accomplish was an increase in the diversity and engagement of our membership. And equally as important, I wanted ULI LA to be a part of this City’s solutions to the Housing Crisis. We have a great deal of work to do, and we will soon have a newly formulated Housing Council that will be making significant contributions.
The year of 2017 will be a “watershed” year with the Fall Meeting returning to Los Angeles. Planning is already underway for an event that will bring thousands of professionals from around the world to our doorstep. I want them to see our Los Angeles Region in the best light possible. I want Los Angeles to be “ready for her close-up”.
With so much going on, now is a wonderful time to join ULI. Your contributions to our Program of Work will never be more greatly appreciated. So, I invite you to join the 1,800 other professionals who have discovered the power of working for a common purpose. We need your skills and your voice.
Charmaine Atherton, ULI Los Angeles Chair
To read the complete FY16 Annual Report, click here.