Sonya Lui joined the City of La Habra as the Planning Manager in April 2022 after having worked for more than 20 years as a planner for various local jurisdictions, including Diamond Bar, Chino, Chino Hills and Whittier. Some of her most recent accomplishments before arriving to La Habra include serving as the lead planner for the City of Whittier’s comprehensive General Plan update and managing the historic preservation efforts on the City of Whittier’s central library renovation project. Ms. Lui obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Design and Analysis and Minor in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently an active member of the American Planning Association. When time permits, she enjoys participating in activities with her husband and two sons, watching movies and visiting the local café to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a sweet treat.