Two familiar – and highly respected – names at City Hall will have new titles affixed to them in the new year. Ryan Gohlich, currently the Beverly Hills Director of Community Development, has been selected as the next Assistant City Manager (ACM) for the City of Beverly Hills. Gohlich will join Nancy Hunt-Coffey in the City Manager’s office when she takes over the City Manager position when George Chavez retires at year’s end.
Gohlich will be tasked with assisting in the day-to-day management of city operations, providing oversight of select departments and working closely with the City Council.
Gohlich began his career with the City of Beverly Hills in 2007 as an Assistant Planner and has served in a variety of roles during his tenure, including Senior Planner and Assistant Director of Community Development/City Planner. He earned his Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.
Hunt-Coffey sees Gohlich, with his extensive experience in city planning, as the right person for the job.
“Ryan is the right guy at the right time,” Hunt-Coffey told the Courier. “There is going to be a lot of development moving forward, obviously with the Metro and the La Cienega station, the Rodeo Station and North Portal. There is also private development and our own projects, such as the police substation.”
For his part, Gohlich expressed gratitude to the city for the “amazing opportunity.” “Representing Beverly Hills is an honor, and I look forward to continuing to serve this outstanding community in the years ahead,” he said in a statement.
Stepping into Gohlich’s shoes is Current City Planner Timothea Tway. She becomes the Director of Community Development, where she will oversee the divisions of Planning, Development Services, Community Preservation, Rent Stabilization and Special Events and Filming.
Tway has served the city for a decade, moving from Assistant Planner to Associate Planner, Senior Planner, and Principal Planner.
Tway earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management and Planning from the University of Southern California and Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is a member of the American Planning Association and received certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
“Timothea has a really solid understanding of our organization. She’s worked her way up to City Planner and has led many of our strategic planning efforts. She has that vision and ability to see where the city is going. She has also had exposure with things like affordable housing and the density bonus,” noted Hunt-Coffey.
“I am deeply grateful to Nancy and Ryan for the trust they have placed in me,” said Tway in a statement. “I am so proud to be the next leader of the talented and dedicated employees of the Community Development Department.”