We are so pleased to announce our newly-elected 2021 Board Directors! The four women below embody the same values and tenacity that have guided this organization for six decades. We are honored to count them among our Community of Leaders and look forward to benefiting from the wisdom and perspective they bring. 



Dir. of Values and Policy

Retired Senior Regional Planner

Susan Baldwin is an urban planner, recently retired from SANDAG where she worked as a senior regional planer on land use and housing issues for 27 years. Her interest also include historic preservation and the preservation of San Diego's backcountry.



Chair of Back Country KAN

Executive Director, San Dieguito River Valley

Trish is the Executive Director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.  She brings over 30 years of experience in conservation and environmental protection.  Trish has established positive relationships with government agencies, business entities, and residents of San Diego. She previously worked for the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, where she oversaw the implementation of the Multiple Species Conservation Program coordinating the County’s acquisition of over 7,100 acres of open space lands. Trish also volunteers as a crisis interventionist with the City of San Diego Police Department.



Dir. of KAN Coordination and Development


Suzanne Lawrence is a San Diego native who has spent the last three decades facilitating policy makers, academic institutions, government agencies, and industry leaders in defining and achieving success. Her work has focused on fostering strategic intent, building resource development capacity, cultivating collaborative partnerships, and demystifying organizational dynamics.


Chair of Bi-National Border KAN

Director of Planning & Urban Design, M.W. Steele Group

Elizabeth is the Director of Planning and Urban Design at M.W. Steele Group, a local planning and architecture firm based in Barrio Logan. Her experience includes participating in multiple aspects of local planning, focusing on land use, urban design, community outreach, and implementation. Prior to joining M.W. Steele Group, Elizabeth worked as a Senior Planner for the City of San Diego Planning Department and was assigned to various communities in central and south San Diego. Elizabeth is also a board member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Planning Association and is part of its Diversity and Equity Subcommittee.


C-3's Knowledge Action Networks (KANs) bring together local thought leaders from planning, design, policy, academia, community development, and more to address our region’s distinctive and pressing land use challenges.


Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy on issues of policy, planning, and design throughout the San Diego region. Federal Tax ID: 95-2593199



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