Jaylene L. Moseley Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

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Jaylene L. Moseley Named a “Woman of the Year” in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. – Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Jaylene L. Moseley of Pasadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a “Woman of the Year.” 

“Without a doubt, Jaylene lives up to her personal creed that in all one’s endeavors, you should be committed to economic and social justice,’” said Schiff.  “She sets a tremendous example of what it means to give back to the community.”

Ms. Moseley has focused her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for over 30 years.  She founded and leads the J. L. Moseley Company, a firm that develops and manages sustainable commercial real estate projects in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena.  She also serves as President of Flintridge Operating Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides direct services to build the strength, effectiveness and long-term viability of community-based organizations in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena. 

Her company’s commitment is to develop community while developing real estate.  This is accomplished by developing sustainable commercial projects that are sensitive to the neighborhoods in which they are situated; involving neighbors – including youth – in every phase of development; leasing commercial space to tenants who agree to participate in community revitalization by hiring or by providing services to local residents; meticulously maintaining the properties; ensuring that each of the 14 buildings the company manages contributes to neighborhood efforts annually; and participating in community dialogue and actions to strengthen neighborhoods. Reflecting the company’s commitment to sustainability, J. L. Moseley Company developed the first Gold LEED-Certified building in Pasadena in 2006, and Ms. Moseley donated her services and managed the development of Mothers’ Club’s Gold LEED-Certified building in 2007.

Ms. Moseley is deeply committed to the education of the community’s youth.  She worked with community leaders to launch “Mustangs on the Move,” an after-school program which tutors high school students, works with youth on special projects, and hires students to work for her company.  With the goal of inspiring students to expand their future horizons, she contributed $250,000 in profit from one of the company’s developments to “Mustangs on the Move” to provide opportunities for Pasadena Unified School District students to participate in summer programs on college campuses. In addition, Ms. Moseley personally contributes hundreds of hours each year to local nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and community-based businesses. 
J. L. Moseley Company has received 14 awards for its real estate developments, and Ms. Moseley has received 23 awards from community groups for her professional and personal contributions to the community. She lives every day by her personal mantra, that “in all [her] endeavors, [she] is committed to economic and social justice.”

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.  These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region.  While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life for our community.

Rep. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.