2017 leadership san jose: Emily Lipoma

Emily Lipoma

Name: Emily Lipoma

Company: City of San Jose

As a Supervising Planner and Development Coordinator in the Planning Division for the City of San Jose, Emily oversees the review and entitlement of development within the City of San Jose while pursuing integrated communication between the community, the city, and the development community. 

She has worked in varying roles in disaster mitigation efforts to build resilient communities but is also passionate about supporting arts and cultural expression within the city as a foundation in placemaking.

Emily is a graduate of UC San Diego (B.A.) and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (MCRP) and takes pride in growing houseplants that withstand periods of neglect when she travels. 

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