Trustee Area 3

James Cody Birkey
Trustee Area 3

 

James Cody Birkey was appointed to represent Trustee Area 3 in June 2017. Trustee Area 3 encompasses large portions of Bellflower and Downey, as well as segments of South Gate, Cerritos, and Norwalk.

Birkey is a resident of Bellflower, and currently Vice President at JLL, where he advises public institutions regarding strategic capital investments. 

Birkey holds a BArch in Architecture (cum laude) and a BA in International Economics (cum laude), both from the University of Oregon. He also holds an MDes in Real Estate Economics and Finance (with distinction) from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Mansfield-Colloredo Prize for achievement in that field. 

He has lectured at several institutions in the fields of both design and economics. Birkey is active in several non-profits and social justice initiatives in Southeast Los Angeles County and elsewhere.