Special Assistant - Taxpayer Advocate
County of San Diego
Steven Ly currently serves in the ARCC office, supporting external
affairs, community engagement, and business and organization outreach.
Prior to joining the ARCC team, he started his career as the Public
Policy Director for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. From there, he
became the Government Affairs Director of the San Gabriel Valley
Regional Chamber of Commerce and eventually its Executive Director. He
has also worked for a private public affairs and grant writing firm,
specializing in affordable housing and open space issues. In addition
to his professional experience, Steven also serves as an Engineer
Officer in the United States Army Reserve with a current rank of
Captain. He recently completed his first deployment, where he
commanded a Route Clearance unit in the Middle East.
Steven holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public
Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also
holds certification as a Master Fitness Trainer and an Environmental
Officer for the U.S. Army. Currently, he is working on his Cyber
In his life outside the office, Steven enjoys studying history,
trying new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.