Linda Wheaton, AICP,
Assistant Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
California Department of Housing and Community Development
Linda Wheaton is the Assistant Director for Intergovernmental Affairs of the Executive Office of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). She works at the interface of housing policy, planning, and financial assistance related to transportation, air quality, and public health. Linda has worked with all levels of government and community development stakeholders in designing and implementing integrated place-based programs in which affordable housing plays a critical role. She is a liaison to HUD Region IX, and a member of advisory committees such as the Strategic Growth Council’s Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force, the Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, AB 32 Scoping Plan update, and the Transportation Research Roundup. She has a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Urban Land Institute and has Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley.