Laura Shell, Beverly Hills, CA has maintained a 20-year career working in local government and with environmental organizations. She has served on the Los Angeles County Planning Commission and the Lower Merion Township (PA) Planning Commission. She worked for former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for 10 years, serving as his Planning Deputy for 5 years. Her work included oversight of all development applications within his district, with a focus on land and resource protection in the Santa Monica Mountains. While living in the Philadelphia area, Laura served on the boards of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Lower Merion Conservancy. Ms. Shell received a B.A. from UCLA, and Master’s in Public Administration from USC.