Our Co-Director and founder Colin Parent was profiled recently by the U-T San Diego. The profile comes as Parent returned to San Diego as the Director of Policy for the San Diego Housing Commission, after two years working in the Jerry Brown administration.
Colin Parent: Housing policy wonk
Roger Showley, March 18, 2013
Appointed policy director last month, Parent, 32, left a potentially lucrative law practice and the political rat race in Sacramento to return to his hometown to dig in the weeds of affordable housing. He isn't giving up political ambitions entirely, but for now he's happy to operate in the background.
"I've found in the last couple of years in working in the public sector, you can have an enormous, positive impact in the world around you from the back benches," Parent said in his offices at the Smart Corner, a mixed-use project at Broadway and Park Boulevard.
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