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LAHSA Commission

LAHSA is governed by an appointed, 10-member Commission. The LAHSA Commission has the authority to make budgetary, funding, planning and program policies. The Commission regularly meets every 4th Friday of the month at 9:00 am (except November and December – meets the 3rd Friday).

County Members
Confirmed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

Jacqueline Waggoner

Jacqueline Waggoner

Appointed by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

 Chair
Sasha Renee Perez

Sasha Renée Pérez

Appointed by Supervisor Solis

Noah Farkas

Noah Farkas

Appointed by Supervisor Kuehl

Andy Bales

Andy Bales

Appointed by Supervisor Barger

Irene Muro

Irene Muro

Appointed by Supervisor Hahn

City Members
Confirmed by the L.A. City Council

Wendy Greuel

Wendy Greuel

Appointed by Mayor Garcetti

 Vice Chair
Melissa Chinchilla

Melissa Chinchilla

Vacant

Jessica Lall

Appointed by Mayor Garcetti

Booker Pearson

Booker Pearson

Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa

Kelvin Sauls

Kelvin Sauls

Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa


Committees

Five LAHSA committees handle specific funding and policy issues and make recommendations to the full Commission.

Management 

Chair

Jacqueline Waggoner

Members
  • Wendy Greuel (Vice Chair)

Management Committee will focus on Commission operations, governance, ED supervision, personnel issues, and equity and meet no less than six times per year, schedule to be determined.

System &
Program Performance

Chair

Vacant

Members
  • Irene Muro (Vice Chair)
  • Kevin Sauls
  • Booker Pearson (Alt *)

The Committee will focus on system/program design, planning, gaps, priorities, system policies and governance (including recommendations from the CoC Board, CES Policy Council, LEAB and HYFLA), regional partner coordination, system and component performance, program utilization, and program grievances. The Systems and Program Performance Committee will meet no less than eight times per year, schedule to be determined.

Contracts &
Grants Management

Chair

Noah Farkas

Members
  • Andy Bales
  • Wendy Greuel (Alt *)

The Contracts & Grants Management Committee will focus on procurement, contracting practices, grant/subrecipient spending, and invoice submission and processes and meet no less than eight times per year, schedule to be determined.

Government Affairs &
Public Relations

Chair

Wendy Greuel

Members
  • Noah Farkas (Alt *)

The Committee will focus on local government affairs, local, state and national legislative and policy issues, public education, community engagement, and communications and meet no less than four times per year, schedule to be determined.

Audit &
Risk Management

Chair

Booker Pearson

Members
  • Kelvin Sauls, (Alt *)

The Audit and Risk Management Committee will focus on the agency audit, internal audits, agency compliance, subrecipient monitoring and compliance, internal controls, internal policies and procedures, legal issues, and LAHSA facilities and meet no less than four times per year, schedule to be determined.

* Each Committee is comprised of three members and an alternate. The Alternate shall only participate if quorum is not met with regular members. Two members satisfy quorum and one of those members shall be a regular committee member. The Commission Chair will serve as the 2nd Alternate and will sit on any committee only if the 1st Alternate is not available.

Committee Meetings

Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage public attendance and participation. Twenty minutes of each Commission meeting are reserved for testimony by the public, and each speaker is allowed two minutes. Speakers may address any topic not on the agenda. A "Request to Speak" form must be filled out and submitted to the secretary prior to the beginning of the public participation period.

Special Accommodations

Upon request, sign language interpreters, materials in alternative formats, and other accomodations are available to the public for LAHSA meetings. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) before the scheduled meeting time.

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