Forbes Chosen as New Director of Community Development

The city of Beverly Hills has selected veteran municipal employee Michael Forbes as its next Director of Community Development. As Director, he will oversee the divisions of Planning, Development Services, Community Preservation, Rent Stabilization and Special Events and Filming. Forbes currently serves as Planning Director for the city of Westlake Village.

“I am thrilled to welcome Michael to Beverly Hills,” said City Manager Nancy Hunt-Coffey. “His impressive and diverse leadership experience at cities across Southern California has prepared him well for the busy work ahead and we look forward to him joining our team later this month.”

Forbes has more than 25 years’ expe- rience in planning and has worked for the cities of Burbank, Glendora, Thousand Oaks and served for five years as the Community Development Director of Temple City.

“I am deeply grateful for this incredible opportunity,” said Forbes. “The Community Development Department in Beverly Hills has an outstanding reputation and I look forward to working with the dedicated team as we continue to serve this world-class community.”

Forbes earned his bachelor’s degree in Geography from UCLA and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.