Community Development and Planning
Victoria provides services and consultation in the areas of community development, planning policy and project implementation. With a 30-year career in the public sector focused on municipal planning and management, Victoria’s services to clients include:
- General Plan and Specific Plan Development and Implementation
- Planning Policy Studies and Program Development
- Development Project Management
- Organizational Effectiveness and Program Evaluation
Victoria has served as the Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Concord and the Planning Manager for the City of Walnut Creek. She has overseen and managed preparation and implementation of multiple Specific Plans focused on downtown transformation in both of those cities, as well as planning program and policy development on a large variety controversial issues. Recent examples include the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project, rent control and review, and multi-family housing inspection programs. She specializes in providing politically astute and positive leadership to assist communities and organizations in moving forward to achieve their goals.
Victoria understands the on-going need for customer service improvement and innovations in the community development workplace. She works with leaders and teams, including community members, to identify opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness and community outreach and participation.
In addition to her significant professional experience, Victoria earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has provided service to the Cities of Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Salinas and the California State Lands Commission.