City of Cotati – Director of Community Development

The City of Cotati has long been considered the “Hub” of Sonoma County, by virtue of its central location. Surrounded by vineyards and woodlands, Cotati offers all the benefits of living in a small city, with the cultural advantages of being located near major urban centers and a highly acclaimed university. The City of Cotati is seeking an excellent communicator and a skilled administrator to serve as the Director of Community Development. The City desires a candidate who is an innovative and forward-thinking professional who will  lead staff to develop creative and collaborative approaches with the development community that balance varying community interests and help move the City’s vision forward.

Candidates must possess five (5) years of responsible, professional governmental planning experience, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Urban or Regional Planning or other closely related field is required; a Master’s degree in Planning or Public Administration and experience with community redevelopment and economic development issues is highly desirable. The annual salary range for the incoming Director of Community Development is $133,515 – 162,282; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, apply online at and contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: April 7, 2019