Community Development Programs
Monique King-Viehland is the Deputy Executive Director of the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles. As Deputy Executive Director she oversees three divisions and one administrative unit, which includes 174 full time employees and an annual budget in excess of $117 million. Prior to serving as Deputy Executive Director, Mrs. King-Viehland was Director of the Department of Housing & Economic Development for the City of Trenton, New Jersey. Under Mrs. King-Viehland’s leadership, the Department managed the planning and development activities of the City government and offered a variety of programs and services, ranging from developing affordable housing to recruiting businesses to locate in the City of Trenton.
Mrs. King-Viehland was principal and founder of Obsidian Development, LLC, a real estate development firm specializing in residential and mixed-use development projects. Mrs. King-Viehland is also the former Director of Area Development and President of Campus Gateway Development, Inc., (CGD) a subsidiary of NJIT. In 2012, she was recognized for her efforts, as #44 in the NJBIZ “Power 50” in Real Estate.
Mrs. King-Viehland’s has more than fifteen years of experience in community and economic development, primarily in the area of real estate development. She has been integrally involved in the development of hundreds of units of single- and multi-family housing and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial and office space.
In September 2009, Mrs. King-Viehland was inducted into the State of New Jersey’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission inaugural “Academy of Leaders” in recognition of her commitment to and passion for contributing to society in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Mrs. King-Viehland is a 2010 Leadership Trenton Fellow, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a member of the Greater Trenton Initiative, a member of the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees, a member of the YWCA Board of Trustees, a former member of the I Am Trenton Community Foundation Board of Trustees, and a former member of the Trenton Downtown Association Board of Directors. In 2008, Mrs. King-Viehland was featured in “If I’d Known Then,” a book by bestselling author Ellyn Spragins. In the book, Spragins asked extraordinary women under forty to “write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they’d had when they were younger.” In 2004 she was honored as a WQED & Pittsburgh Magazine “40 Under 40” Award recipient, which recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development and a Coro Women in Leadership Designee.
Mrs. King-Viehland has a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, Northampton, MA where she graduated with honors.