Jenny Rogers has been named the new Beverly Hills Director of Community Services. She joins Beverly Hills from Mill Valley, where she served as the Director of Arts and Recreation since 2012. Rogers fills the role vacated by former Director Nancy Hunt-Coffey who is now Assistant City Manager.
As Director of Community Services, Rogers will oversee the Department’s Administrative Support, Human Services, Library, and Recreation and Parks divisions. She will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to enhance community cultural, educational, leisure, and library services.
Those duties touch upon much of the day-to-day life of residents. For example, Rogers will direct the development of arts and cultural events; plan and direct, through staff, the activities, operation and maintenance of the City’s parks, streetscapes, urban forest and recreational facilities; oversee through staff the enforcement of rules and regulations needed to ensure park safety and cleanliness; provide administrative leadership and direction to library management staff in the development, planning and organization of library services, technology and facilities management and oversee the development of policies and guidelines for the City’s human services efforts.
Rogers states she’s up to the task.
“Beverly Hills is such a special place and I am thrilled to be selected for this incredible opportunity,” said Rogers. “As an artist myself, my passion for my work is personal. I look forward to working with the City Council, incredibly talented City staff, and the community to build upon the world-class legacy Beverly Hills has created with its deep commitment to arts and culture, superior facilities and exceptional programming.”
Prior to her tenure in Mill Valley, Rogers worked for the City and County of San Francisco where she began her career providing human and social services at Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin District. She later served the Cultural Arts Division (SFRPD) as Cultural Arts Supervisor. Most recently, she played an integral role in the development of the Marin County Arts and Culture Master Plan. Rogers graduated from Brown University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Art and Semiotics and holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University. She commences Jan. 6.