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Posted on: March 16, 2023

City of Chino Hills Selects David Crabtree as New Interim Community Development Director

David Crabtree

The City of Chino Hills has selected David Crabtree as its new Interim Community Development Director. Mr. Crabtree is filling the vacancy created after Community Development Director Joann Lombardo retired in March. Mr. Crabtree brings extensive experience in land use, zoning, and community development working at several municipalities in the region and will assist the City with Planning and Building operations until the position is filled permanently.

Mr. Crabtree retired from the City of Brea in December 2019 as its Community Development Director after a 35-year career in municipal government. During his time with Brea, he was an integral part of the leadership team that worked through the redevelopment of Brea’s downtown during the 1990s and its emphasis on economic development, attracting and retaining business in Brea, and finding workforce housing solutions for the community. He was also involved with the City’s critical look at balancing growth in its hillside areas and creating new mixed-use opportunities as part of Brea’s comprehensive update to its General Plan.

Most recently, he has completed interim director assignments at the cities of Buena Park, La Habra, and Fountain Valley. Mr. Crabtree holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Arizona State University with an emphasis in land use and urban studies with postgraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, and California State University, Fullerton. He was born and raised in Chicago which he credits as the key to his love of cities and good hot dogs.