Former DONE GM, BongHwan Kim, with new Interim GM, Grayce Liu, at a recent VANC meeting
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has tapped Grayce Liu, a senior project coordinator in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, to fill the general manager's job now that B.H. Kim is leaving to take a job in San Diego.
Liu will be named interim general manager and given a chance to see how she does in the sensitive post.
Kim had brought steadiness to the job of dealing with the 95 neighborhood councils in the city, riding out threats to dissolve the department into another agency and seeing its funding slashed dramatically.