JACK L. WONG,  FOUNDER & CEO 

Jack has over thirty-five years of professional experience in municipal government, with extensive experience in the following areas: economic development, city planning, community development and redevelopment, housing, CDBG/HOME, city administration and management, public policy and grant writing. His expertise in economic development and work within diverse communities are exemplified in his establishing educational conferences, developing social programs and civic engagement programs. 

He was a Board Member of the League of California Cities and is an invited speaker at the League of California Cities, California Redevelopment Association, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers conferences. Jack is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Policy, Planning & Development at the University of Southern California. Jack received his Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of California, Los Angles.  Jack served as Interim City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and Director of Community Development/Executive Director-Redevelopment and more recently, Interim Director of Community Development in varies cities. Jack also co-founded ETHNOPOLIS, Inc, an award-winning nonprofit research, and education organization focusing on urban issues and demographic change. Jack holds a Master degree in Urban Planning from University of California, Los Angeles.