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.