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Lunch with a Leader: Jennifer Samson

September 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Thanks to the great response, this event is now at capacity. 

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for our conversation with Jennifer Samson, please click the green Attend Event button. If we receive a cancellation, those on the waitlist will be notified.

Don’t forget to check out our website for upcoming events, our full list of Fall Lunch with a Leader events is online!

Jennifer Samson handles all aspects of River LA’s real estate development and placemaking including deal sourcing, structuring financing, securing entitlements, and overseeing projects from construction through to completion. She most recently completed the first phase of three LA River pocket-parks, or Rio Vistas, in the Elysian Valley.

River LA designs to attract public and private dollars for projects that spur river revitalization for everyone. This approach positions them to leverage and build upon an anticipated 1 billion dollars in federal funding as a part of the US Army Corp of Engineers’s focus on river ecosystem restoration. They have a unique value add by bringing the many actors together and navigating complex interests along the Los Angeles River. They are building a broad-based coalition across multiple sectors, working cooperatively and transparently to carry out their mission.

Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting.  


September 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Alumni House
Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
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USC Bedrosian Center on Governance
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Bedrosian Center