City of Concord California

News Release

September 13, 2017

Concord selects new Community and Economic Development Director

The City of Concord has selected Andrea Ouse as its new Community and Economic Development Director. Her first day on the job will be Monday, Sept. 18. Ouse will lead the Planning, Building, Transportation, Engineering, and Economic Development divisions. She replaces Victoria Walker who retired last month.

"Ms. Ouse has a particularly strong background in long-range planning, environmental analysis and development review, and excels at multi-disciplinary programs and projects," said City Manager Valerie Barone. "Her 25 years of experience in community development, her leadership role in the Vallejo organization and her collaborative approach with the residential and business community make her a perfect fit for our organization."

Ouse worked for the City of Vallejo for five years, three as Planning Manager before being promoted to Director of Community and Economic Development where she oversaw the Planning, Building and Economic Development divisions. Prior to her employment with Vallejo, she was the managing principal with LSA Associates for the South San Francisco office. In addition, she worked for the communities of Colma, Belmont, Daly City, Pacific, Turlock and Yuma, Arizona.

She holds a B.S. degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Public Administration from Cal State University East Bay.

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