Amy Bodek appointed Director of Development Services
2010-08-09 · By Editor
On Friday , City Manager Patrick West announced the appointment of Amy Bodek as Director of Development Services. Bodek’s new position will be effective the first week of September.
The Department of Development Services oversees the physical development and revitalization of the city through the planning process, the enforcement of building and environmental codes and through the Redevelopment Agency.
“She is without a doubt the most-qualified person to lead this very important department, and her abilities, experience and dedication will help ensure that the City of Long Beach continues to maintain its vitality and unique appeal,” West said.
Ms. Bodek is currently Acting Executive Director of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and Manager of the Redevelopment Bureau. She was hired in 1992 as a Management Assistant, and has held the following positions: Administrative Analyst; Development Project Manager; Redevelopment Project Officer; Real Estate Officer; and Manager of the Project Development Bureau.
“I am honored to be appointed Director of Development Services, just as I am passionate about the City of Long Beach,” Ms. Bodek said. “I am committed to doing what it takes to help build a dynamic, safe and sustainable city that honors its past, embraces its future and preserves the character of its many unique neighborhoods.”
Bodek holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Cornell University, a Master of Urban Planning from New York University, and a certificate in Landscape Architecture from UCLA.
She also holds registration as a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Land Institute.