Joy Forbes Named New Community Development Director

Joy Forbes
Joy Forbes 

Burbank Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp has promoted Joy Forbes to become the City’s new Director of the Community Development Department (CDD).

Forbes currently serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Burbank, a position she’s held since January, 2009. Prior to that, she served 13-years in CDD, finishing as Deputy City Planner before her move to the City Manager’s Office four years ago.

“In some ways, I’m returning to my roots,” says Forbes. “CDD stoked my passion for city planning; but it was these last four years as Deputy City Manager that gave me an even deeper
understanding of all the elements that create a vibrant community.”

The Community Development Department is responsible for City Planning, Building, License and Code, Transportation, Housing, and Economic Development.

“Given Joy’s experience in the field of Community Development, her professional planning background, and her vast knowledge of the Burbank community, I know she will do an excellent job leading this department,” says Pulskamp.

Forbes will begin her duties as CDD Director on Saturday, January 19, 2013. In addition, she will continue to assist Interim City Manager Pulskamp as he conducts an internal search for an
Interim Assistant City Manager. Forbes replaces Greg Herrmann who retired in December, 2012.

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