City of Sonoma names new planning director

Posted on October 6, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun


Bringing 30 years experience of planning in both the public and private sector, David A. Storer, AICP is the new Planning and Community Services Director for the City of Sonoma.

I’m deeply appreciative of the opportunity to serve the city of Sonoma and I’m looking forward to getting to work,” Storer said. He started on the hon October 9.

City Manager Cathy Capriola announced the hire in the wake of the sudden resignation of  interim director Jim Moore, who was on the job less than one week.

“I’m delighted to have David join the City of Sonoma,” said Capriola. “He is a seasoned professional with expertise as planner and manager. His broad experience will be helpful as he leads our planning operation and help us with both current development projects and our long-range planning efforts.”

Since 2004, Storer has run his own consulting firm, working for both public and private sector clients. He served as the Director of Planning, Inspections and Permitting for the City of Folsom for eight years. He the served as the Assistant City Manager in Elk Grove.

Storer began his planning career in California as an Assistant Planner for the City of Morgan Hill, and held Planning posts with Santa Cruz County and the city of Tracy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and a Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning, both from Brigham Young University.

Storer has been married to his wife Tina for 34 years; they have three children and four grandchildren.

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