Mott Smith is a co-founder of Amped Kitchens and principal of Civic Enterprise. He is a founding board member of the Council of Infill Builders and teaches in the Master of Real Estate Development Program and Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the USC Price School of Public Policy. He also serves as Vice Chair of the City of Los Angeles Small Business Commission as well as on the boards of affordable housing developer Restore Neighborhoods LA and LA-Más. Earlier, he was Acting Director of Planning for the L.A. Unified School District during its multi-billion-dollar school construction program, following his service as Executive Director of New Schools‐Better Neighborhoods. He also worked as editor/business manager of The Planning Report. Mott is past president of the Westside Urban Forum and the former bassist of L.A.-area rock band All Day Sucker. He received a Master of Real Estate Development from University of Southern California and a BA in Linguistics from University of California Los Angeles.
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