Alexa Washburn is Senior Vice President of Planning and Acquisitions at National CORE. She has over 20 years of policy and development expertise, including general plans, master plans, specific plans, and affordable housing development projects. She applies her in-depth understanding of progressive policy and implementation strategies to effectively enhance the feasibility, livability, and sustainability of National CORE’s communities. Alexa is responsible for acquisitions, forward and advanced planning, environmental, entitlements, and community outreach. She established National CORE’s consulting practice, providing public and private sector clients across the state. In this capacity, she has worked with advisory committees, commissions, and councils to develop long-range goals, policies, and programs, and to craft the regulatory implementation tools. Her projects have been recognized with 13 awards from the American Planning Association and Southern California Association of Governments. Alexa holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Environmental & Urban Studies. Alexa is a fitness and outdoor enthusiast; she enjoys hiking, traveling and adventures with her dog.