Community Development Director
The historic, charming and unique City of Lodi is ideally located 34 miles south of Sacramento, two miles north of Stockton, and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The residents of Lodi take immense pride in their community that is surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space. The city is committed to quality growth while striving to protect its historical, small-town ambiance. Lodi is also a safe city as crime rates are low and community pride reigns high, reflecting active community involvement and a strong public safety structure. By all measures, the quality of life in the City of Lodi is exceptional and provides an ideal location in which to live, work and play.
The Community Development Director (CDD) will join the City at a crucial time, with a number of exciting development opportunities on the horizon for the growing community. A core component of this role will be ensuring a high level of customer service and an ability to ensure efficient and effective departmental processes are in place. Given the size of the department the new Director will need to have an active and driven leadership style that empowers staff and helps deliver results. This position will include the role of planner, so a strong technical planning background and knowledge of various state regulations regarding planning will be required. The new CDD will also have the scope to shape the future of the Department as there are expected vacancies, this will allow the new leader to implement their vision and shape the future.
The ideal candidate will be a strong relationship builder capable of engaging effectively with community stakeholders and the development community. This position requires a minimum of six years experience in the area(s) of planning, zoning, housing, code enforcement, and/or related community development activities with at least three years in a management role preferably in a municipal planning role. A Master’s degree and AICP certification are highly desirable. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by November 8, 2019.