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Lynell Washington, Planning Director

As Planning Director for Council District 8, Lynell Washington is responsible for providing analysis and recommendations on city planning issues, transportation, urban design and economic development projects to Councilmember Harris-Dawson. Lynell serves as a liaison to regional and local boards and commissions, City departments and developers.

Prior to working for the Council Office, Lynell served as a Deputy Director of Planning for a development corporation in Ohio where he was responsible for engaging community stakeholders in stimulating economic development activity around commercial corridors and mass transit stations. Before relocating to Ohio, Lynell worked as an urban planning consultant contracted with the LA Department of City Planning.

Before his government service, he worked as a senior project manager with an architecture firm. Lynell holds a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.