Housing Forward: Welcome Lisa Judd
Lake County’s New Housing-Focused Deputy County Administrative Officer Began Work 10/30
Lake County, CA (October 30, 2023) – The County of Lake is thrilled to share Lisa Judd began service this morning as Deputy County Administrative Officer II and will focus on housing-related priorities. Judd will immediately begin work toward creation of a housing strategic plan, to enable orderly progress on priorities ranging from very low-income through workforce (130% of the Area Median Income, AMI) housing.
Multiple factors have severely affected Lake County’s housing supply in recent years. Since 2015, more than two-thirds of our landmass has burned, and greater than 5.5% of our housing supply. Concurrent inflation in building materials and high regional demand in the construction trades complicated recovery from these events.
Rental costs have markedly increased in recent years, and no housing category has been unaffected. Low-income housing availability is not sufficient, and when professionals across medical, educational, local government and other fields consider relocating to Lake County, good candidates are too frequently lost because they are unable to find an agreeable housing situation.
“Lisa’s range of housing-specific and fiscal experiences have well prepared her to move Lake County’s housing programs forward,” notes Susan Parker, County Administrative Officer. “She most recently served in leadership roles for Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation (RCHDC) and Community Development Commission of Mendocino County and has 18+ years of experience in finance-focused and accounting roles. We are very excited she has decided to continue her housing-focused work with the County of Lake.”
Judd also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, and has additionally taken targeted training courses (including property management, use of tax credits to promote housing development, and regulatory-focused courses) that will bring new insight and capacities to County housing programs.
“I look forward to working closely with the Administration team, Community Development Director, Mireya Turner, and others to quickly begin to act on community housing needs,” emphasizes Judd. “We look forward to bringing additional funding and opportunity to Lake County’s communities. Through CAO Parker’s leadership, there are many building blocks already in place. With support from community partners, we can make real progress.”
Please join in welcoming Lisa Judd!