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Susie Shannon

Susie Shannon has represented the 14th Council District on the Los Angeles City Health Commission since 2014, where she also served as president for two years. 

Shannon has worked with homeless and low-income communities since 2005 and currently serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit Poverty Matters, working for systems change and public policy to support solutions to homelessness and poverty. In 2015, Shannon spearheaded legislation to place California on a Housing First model, helping our chronic homeless community with underlying medical conditions achieve better health outcomes through housing. The legislation passed the California legislature and was signed by the Governor in September 2016. Shannon has also served as an expert witness to Congress on matters of homelessness and housing. Shannon serves on the boards of Safe Parking Los Angeles, the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

Picture of Commissioner Susie Shannon

(Council District 14)