Irvine Councilmember Farrah Khan Speaks at Greater Irvine Chamber
Friday, April 05, 2019
Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan provided to business and community leaders at the Greater Irvine Chamber Government Affairs Committee meeting an overview of current city projects, highlighting innovative initiatives such as community choice energy and food waste resolutions, stating, “We want to make sure we are the beacon for Orange County, not a follower.”
In her April 4 presentation, Khan also discussed affordable housing, traffic improvements, Orange County Great Park progress, and the open Irvine City Council seat, following the appointment of Christina Shea as Irvine Mayor. Shea replaces Donald P. Wagner who was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in March.
Elected to the Irvine City Council in November 2018, Councilmember Khan has worked extensively with numerous community organizations in Irvine and Orange County. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Irvine Global Village Festival, is a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteer with the Irvine Police Department, and is an active member of the Irvine Rotary Club. She also serves on the faith council for United Way.
Councilmember Khan is a small-business owner and executive director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. She previously served eight years as a regulatory affairs manager for a major biotech company. She is a graduate of University of California, Davis.
Legislative status reports were also presented during the meeting by representatives from the offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Katie Porter, State Assemblyman Steven Choi, and State Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. Organizational updates were provided by Ira Glasky, board member, Irvine Unified School District; Barbie Daly, director of government and legislative affairs, Transportation Corridor Agencies; and Whit Peterson, director of Government Affairs and Economic Development, Greater Irvine Chamber.
For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.
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