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The City of Dana Point announced that Brenda Wisneski will take over the role of community development director.

In an earlier segment of her career, Wisneski worked as a senior planner in Dana Point in 2000. She now holds 30 years of professional planning practice and experience in multiple phases of municipal planning.

“We are excited about Brenda’s return to the City of Dana Point,” said City Manager Mark Denny. “She has really distinguished herself as a leader in coastal land use planning, and the City is fortunate to have a professional like her lead our Community Development team.”

Prior to joining Dana Point, Wisneski served as Development Services Director for the City of Encinitas. She has also worked with coastal cities San Clemente and Newport Beach. She holds experience in the management of three General Plan updates, the revitalization efforts in the City of Newport Beach and development of Dana Point’s Town Center Plan.

“She has extensive experience in coastal issues and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA),” a city press release states.

“In this role, I want to further dispel the ‘mystery’ of local government by making local government more accessible and transparent through the use of technology and quality customer service,” Wisneski said.

Wisneski replaces Matt Schneider, who accepted a position as Community Development Director for the City of Rialto.

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