City of Dana Point Hires New Director of Community Development

After an extensive statewide recruitment, the City of Dana Point is pleased to announce the appointment of Ursula Luna-Reynosa to the position of Director of Community Development. She succeeds Kyle Butterwick who retired as Director of Community Development in November of 2012. Over seventy applicants throughout California vied for the position. After an extensive recruitment and interview process, Ms. Luna-Reynosa was the top candidate. She will assume her duties with the City of Dana Point on April 15th.

Ms. Luna-Reynosa comes to Dana Point from the City of Vallejo where she held the position of Economic Development Director. In Vallejo she managed the planning, building and economic development divisions with an overall budget of $3.2 million. She brings with her a very strong economic development background. During her tenure in Vallejo, she completed an Economic Development and Marketing Strategic Plan to assist the Vallejo City Council and staff in allocating resources and prioritizing efforts for economic development in Vallejo. Prior to her tenure with the City of Vallejo, she worked for the cities of Tracy and Pittsburg, California in roles of increasing responsibility in the Community and Economic Development field.

Ms. Luna-Reynosa’s appointment also serves as a homecoming. She grew up in Dana Point and both she and her husband are Dana Hills High School graduates. As Director of Community Development for the City of Dana Point, Ms. Luna-Reynosa will manage the planning, building, code enforcement and economic development divisions. Her start date at the City of Dana Point is scheduled for April 15, 2013.