Community Development Director

City of Lake Forest Park

City of Lake Forest Park, WA United States


The City of Lake Forest Park has an exciting opportunity for a Director position within the Department of Community Development. The Department of Community Development provides services for: Building Division and Code Enforcement, Permit Center, and Planning Division. There are 5.5 FTEs in the department.

The Community Development Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Community Development Department; Plans, directs, and coordinates the Community Development Department activities, including all City planning, building safety, code enforcement, redevelopment, and economic development to achieve City objectives; Manages assigned staff and assures that Department activities and operations are in compliance with state and Federal regulations, City policies and procedures, and municipal code.


Work involves significant community engagement and public involvement with elected officials, residents, neighborhood groups, businesses, developers, and other governmental entities. As a member of the City’s Leadership Team, collaborates with the City Administrator, Mayor, City Council and other City departments on strategy and policy to ensure that the City’s mission and core values are incorporated into operational activities and services.

The City offers a hybrid work schedule, excellent time-off benefits, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health reimbursement or health savings account, 401a, enrollment in Washington State's DRS PERS retirement pension plan and optional 457 plan.

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$109,596.00-$146,124.00 annually