Gary TownsendJoint Venture Partner

213-741-1500, ext. 560

Gary brings decades of experience to EKA’s Land Use and Property Tax consulting practice. Active in politics since the 1960s, Gary has garnered an unrivaled expertise in government affairs and legislative advocacy. His wealth of experience and understanding of the issues has helped shape successful outcomes for clients and causes.

From 1990 to 2011, Gary served as chief deputy to the last four Los Angeles County assessors. As Chief Deputy, Gary oversaw the largest assessment jurisdiction in the nation and an assessment roll of over one trillion dollars. Prior to working in the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office, Gary served as district director for Congressman Matthew Martinez and chief deputy to Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Woo.

Gary attended California State University at Los Angeles where he was student body president and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned a BA in political and later became president of the Alumni Association. In 2004, the California State University at Los Angeles’s Alumni Association honored Gary with the University Service Award.

Active in numerous charitable endeavors, Gary serves on the board of directors for First Tee of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Junior Golf Foundation and the “Advot” Project. Gary resides in Los Angeles with his wife.