Susan Cline To Lead New Schools Better Neighborhoods Los Angeles Office

Susan Cline To Lead New Schools Better Neighborhoods Los Angeles Office

New Schools Better Neighborhoods

Los Angeles - NSBN announces that Susan Cline has joined the organization as executive director of its Los Angeles office.

"We are delighted to have Ms. Cline, with her extensive community development experience, assume management of the Los Angeles first 5 commission grant to NSBN. She is uniquely qualified to both identify neighborhood revitalization opportunities and to strategically leverage family resource and early childhood planning funds with voter approved school facility, open space, library, housing and other public resources. she importantly, also shares our commitment to engage all stakeholders in collaboratively master planning their new schools as centers of community," said David Abel, Managing Director of NSBN.

NSBN promotes the concept of designing, with community involvement, smaller, accessible public school facilities that can build upon and accommodate existing community assets. NSBN'S objective: to make evident the educational and civic value of building neighborhood-centered, shared-use schools which: (1) function as community centers open at night and on weekends and (2) reduce sprawl development and suburban migration by more efficient and imaginative use of limited inner city and suburban land.

"Susan Cline is an excellent choice to lead NSBN in Los Angeles," said Mayor Jim Hahn. "her expertise in planning and land use was invaluable to me as the director of my Los Angeles business team. Susan's significant experience working with community and business leaders on these issues combined with her dedication to improving our city will be a great asset to new schools better neighborhoods. I expect that she will continue to work closely with my office to meet our shared goal of improving the quality of life in Los Angeles neighborhoods."

Ms. Cline most recently served as the director of the Los Angeles business team for Mayor Hahn. before joining the mayor's office, Cline developed and managed a regional brownfield redevelopment initiative with gateway cities partnership in southeast Los Angeles county, directed nonprofit civic engagement programs, and served as liaison to the economic development administration. Ms. Cline sits on the executive council of ULI Los Angeles and is a board member of the Irvine Foundation's sustainability communities program.

Related Link: New Schools Better Neighborhoods

For more information contact:

David Abel
New Schools Better Neighborhoods
811 W. 7th Street, Suite 900
Los Angeles
California 90017

Phone: 213-488-0737
Fax: 213-623-9207
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 18, 2003

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