Pamela Galera, City of Anaheim, has skillfully designed and executed multidisciplinary projects including community centers, libraries, golf courses, parks, open spaces, trails and bikeways. She believes strongly that a well-designed, integrated and meaningful public environment is essential to the wellbeing of all residents. She has promoted future practitioners through local emerging professional and mentoring programs. Through her collaborative efforts, she has had a positive impact on policy makers, allied professionals, colleagues and the communities of Southern California. Most recently, Galera has been working to expand the Santa Ana River urban interface with a network of natural habitats and trails.