County picks homeless services coordinator



Laurel Weir has been selected as the new coordinator for homeless services in San Luis Obispo County.

Weir will be moving from the Portland area for her new gig. She was the policy director at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and earned a master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland. She also received the Bill Emerson Award for Excellence in leadership from the Congressional Hunger Center, and she’s been completing her second master’s at Oregon State University, according to county Social Services Director Lee Collins.

“The county is fortunate to enjoy the services of such a talented individual, and we look forward to her commencing employment in the county later this month,” Collins said.

Weir couldn’t be reached for comment.

As the homeless services coordinator, Weir will take the helm of the Homeless Services Oversight Council, a collection of officials throughout the county tasked with addressing homelessness, securing government grants, and implementing the county’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

SLO County supervisors unanimously approved a request to hire for the position on April 24. Weir will make a salary of $106,499.

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