LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday confirmed Central City Association President and CEO Jessica Lall’s appointment to the commission that oversees the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Lall, who had briefly run a campaign to be mayor of Los Angeles, was nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti on May 2 to fill the commission’s vacancy left by former commissioner Kelli Bernard.

The City Council voted 10-0 on Wednesday to confirm the appointment.

“Jessica has spent her career working to make prosperity and opportunity available to all Angelenos, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Garcetti said in May. “She embodies the qualities of leadership, determination and creativity that we all strive for in public service, and I know that she will breathe new life and bring fresh perspectives to meeting the challenges we face.”

The Central City Association represents more than 300 LA County businesses, trade associations and nonprofits. Before she led the association, Lall was executive director of the South Park Business Improvement District. She also served as senior policy director in the Department of Economic and Business Policy under former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and communications director for Austin Beutner’s mayoral campaign.

“Our city’s homelessness crisis is deeply personal to me, and I’ve dedicated my career to realizing our great city’s potential, including advancing comprehensive solutions to homelessness,” Lall said after Garcetti nominated her.

She added she is “ready to meet our challenges with urgency and will work to improve coordination across all levels of government and to ensure that the agency delivers for the most vulnerable Angelenos.”

Lall also serves on the University of Southern California’s Board of Governors and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, along with the boards for Goodwill Southern California and Coro Southern California.