FPOC Founding Board Member and Treasurer Misty M. Sanford was appointed to the Board of Recreation and Parks by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed by the City Council on January 14, 2014.
The Department of Recreation and Parks oversees the operations of more than 400 sites throughout the city, including some of Los Angeles’ famed landmarks such as the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Misty is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She practices real estate and land use law and represents institutional investors, developers, multi-national corporations, nonprofits, public entities and individual entrepreneurs in various transactions.
Misty is a founder and vice chair of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that converts blighted parcels of land into neighborhood parks, gardens and community centers. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Central City Association and served as president of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission for three years.
Misty graduated from UCLA School of Law, where she completed the program in public interest law and policy, was chair of the Public Interest Law Foundation and a Hagman Land Use and Planning Scholar. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Whittier College, where she now sits on the Poet Council that advises the president of the college.