Jan Perry, a former Los Angeles City Councilwoman, will step down at the end of the year from her position as General Manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD). Perry will become Executive Director of the Infrastructure Funding Alliance, a statewide group dedicated to developing and advocating approaches and strategies that motivate government at all levels to implement environmentally and fiscally sustainable infrastructure projects. She takes up that post on Jan. 2, 2019.

“Jan Perry has dedicated her career to making Los Angeles a better, more prosperous place to live, work, and start a business,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Her passion, perseverance, and persistence have helped strengthen our economy and workforce, and we’re grateful for her service and leadership.”

Garcetti appointed Perry as EWDD general manager after she successfully served three terms on the city council, representing the Ninth District communities of Little Tokyo, Downtown, and South Los Angeles. “It’s been the privilege of my life to serve the people of the city of Los Angeles,” Perry said. “I look forward to this next phase in my journey where I will continue to serve the people of California by promoting infrastructure projects that will stimulate economic development and create good-paying jobs.”