The eight person 2012 APA LA Board will include three alumni of the UCLA Urban Planning Program:
- Gabriela Juarez, has been elected to a two year term as Vice Director of Programs. She will be responsibel for developing, recommending and maintaining the annual calendar of section programs.
- Emmanuel Soriano was appointed to a one year term as the Coordinator of the Young Planners Program. He will implement events, resources and activities geared toward planners recently entering the profession.
- Francisco Contreras, was elected to a two year term as Vice Director, At-Large. He will direct the annual section awards program and coordinate award submittals for the California Chapter Awards. He will also assist with development and implementation of special projects, activities, and programs of the section board
The Los Angeles section is one of eight local sections of the APA California Chapter and consists of 1,000 members in the Los Angeles County region.