City Hires Community Development Director

Stephanie DeWolfe comes to Weho after working for the city of Pasadena since 1990.

Stephanie DeWolfe started work Monday as West Hollywood's new head of the Community Development Department.

She has extensive experience in urban planning, architectural design and historic preservation as well as a number of other municipal responsibilities.

"It is my pleasure to welcome Stephanie DeWolfe to the City as the new community development director," said West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo. "Stephanie’s experience encompasses a wide variety of planning and development issues, and I believe that she will be an excellent addition to the West Hollywood community."

Weho's community development director is tasked with managing the city's urban environment and balancing the interests of residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. Real estate development and urban planning issues top the list of the Community Development Department's purview.

The city released the following statement on its new community development chief:

DeWolfe was most recently Deputy Director of the Planning & Community Development Department for the City of Pasadena. In this position, she managed the City’s Planning Division, where she oversaw zoning, design and historic preservation, and community planning. She has been on staff at the City of Pasadena since 1990 in various roles including Acting Assistant City Manager, where she worked with the City Manager on policy issues and management of the City Council. She also managed the City’s Cultural Affairs Division and Public Affairs Office.

DeWolfe graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning. She has a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and obtained a Professional Certificate in Public Relations from the University of California Los Angeles.

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Rudolf Martin December 21, 2012 at 07:19 PM
looks like mr. arevalo was scouting in his own backyard! welcome and best of luck to Stephanie DeWolfe!
joninla December 22, 2012 at 07:37 AM
And what salary does such a local municipal government position pay?
Profes Shivers December 23, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Though it says she will balance the interests of many and starts off with the word "residents," we can probably expect us residents to in actuality wind up at the END of that list. After all, look how well that other Pasadena resident, Arevalo, has done for us. Is she yet another carpetbagger living off the riches of the WEHO locals trying to stay afloat despite the mismanagement of those in the developers' pockets? Or does she perhaps live here and just may actually care what happens instead of only profits by it? But then again, don't our corrupt councilors live here too? Just more of the same.
me December 27, 2012 at 05:42 AM
take a look at this "under the radar" project to add to the eastside mess of new developments!!!!! http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/12/mixeduse_fakeout_with_formosa_south_at_the_lot_offices.php


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