Stephanie DeWolfe is the Director of Community Development for the City of West Hollywood. The Community Development Department is responsible for managing the City’s urban environment and creating a livable community that balances the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors. The Department’s broad goals are to protect and enhance neighborhoods; strengthen the local economy; improve mobility and access throughout the City; increase sustainability and conservation; and facilitate informed land use decisions through public participation and collaboration. The Department includes three divisions: Building and Safety; Current Planning & Historic Preservation; and Long Range & Mobility Planning.
Stephanie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of municipal planning and development. Before joining the City of West Hollywood in 2012, Stephanie held several positions with the City of Pasadena where she was most recently Deputy Planning Director. After leaving that role, she was appointed to the Pasadena Planning Commission where she continues to address planning and development issues from the other side of the dais.
Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and a professional certificate in Public Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is a member the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute.