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Jacob Lieb

Title: Senior Director, LA Metro
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Jacob Lieb

Jacob Lieb is currently Senior Director for  First/Last Mile Planning for LA Metro where he leads the agency’s efforts to improve conditions for travelers accessing Los Angeles County’s growing transit system.  In prior capacities at Metro, Jacob has had oversight for implementation of agency sustainability initiatives including producing a sustainability performance metrics and reports, and developing an Urban Greening toolkit.  Jacob comes to Metro after a long tenure with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  While at SCAG Jacob was responsible for major regional planning functions including the preparation of the Sustainable Communities Strategy, the Regional Comprehensive Plan, and the Regional Housing Needs Assessment.  Jacob also participated in key legislative negotiations, including the discussions leading to the enactment of SB 375, and oversaw environmental review and compliance for multiple plan cycles.  Jacob began his career working on homeownership, homelessness, and social service issues for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.  Jacob is a graduate of UC Berkeley.