The founding Board Members for The City of La Jolla have been meeting since September 2021. They are community leaders who are passionate about creating The City of La Jolla, while keeping the best interests of the City of San Diego ever present in their plans. In August 2022, The Association for The City of La Jolla incorporated as a 501(c)(6) non-profit, and the team continues to work toward achieving optimum results for the entire San Diego area.
University of Southern California
B.A in Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters of Architecture & Urbanism
Trace is a licensed Architect in the State of California and a
Certified Planner with the American Planning Association. With 30 years of experience, Trace has a breadth of expertise that extends far past the design and construction of buildings. His robust mix of disciplines fuels his passion for creating great places that include high quality city and town plans – streetscapes, parks, open spaces, as well as exceptional buildings.
UC Santa Barbara
B.A. in History & Political Sciences
San Diego State University
Graduate work in Chinese History & Language
Janie brings extensive legal, business and political experience to the team. She started as a Legal Assistant in Estate Law, then worked as a Bank Trust Officer, and later ran her own Consulting Business specializing in women-owned businesses and non-profits. Her impressive public policy work has included assignments in both Washington DC and Sacramento. In Sacramento, Janie worked for 2 California Governors on multiple boards. She continues to work on several planning Boards and Committees.
UC Los Angeles
B.A in Art History
Masters in Art History
UC Santa Barbara
Ph.D. in Architectural History
Diane specializes in land use, transportation, environmental and preservation planning, using her skills in government, academic and non-profit settings. As a former Mayor in Los Angeles County, she is familiar with contract services, governmental administration and city budgets. She is excited to be part of the team bringing La Jolla to cityhood.
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
A.A in Business
US Army, Commissioned Officer
Ed is a highly successful former CEO in the automotive business. With his experience of serving in board and chairman leadership positions, he brings a proven development track record from both the private and non-profit sectors. Currently, he serves on Father Joe’s Management board (23 years) and is the President of Enhance La Jolla which includes management of the La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District.
Ohio State University
B.S in Education
Mary brings an extensive background in nonprofit management and successful collaboration with the City of San Diego to improve our parks and beaches for the benefit of all San Diegans and our millions of visitors from around the world. Following in her husband’s footsteps (Walter Munk), her focus on combining science and art, in order to provide unique educational experiences, inspires ocean preservation and stewardship for our fragile ecosystem and environment.
University of Delaware
B.A. in Biology
UC San Diego
Ph.D. in Biology
Sharon is a biotech industry leader with diverse experience in both for-profit and nonprofit environments, including start-up companies and UC San Diego. She brings an integrative approach to teamwork and community building from her research and management experience.