Commissioner Wells Lawson

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In 2015, Wells Lawson joined the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) as Senior Director of Joint Development. He was promoted to Deputy Executive Officer in 2021, where he oversees strategic planning effort to grow Metro’s housing portfolio to 10,000 units by 2031.

Lawson leads a team of 10 professionals with projects representing more than 2,700 units in various phases of planning, negotiation and construction. He has accomplished several things in his career, including the launch of Metro Housing Lab as a proving ground for housing innovation on Metro property. Lawson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Masters in City Planning and currently holds memberships with Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, and Westside Urban Forum. 

Commissioner Lawson was appointed to the Board on May 3, 2023.