Napa Planning Officer Appointed New Vacaville Community Development Director – The Vacaville Reporter


Erin Morris, responsible for planning and enforcing the Napa code, has been named the new director of community development for Vacaville, city officials said in a press release on Tuesday. She will take up her post on Monday.

“Erin’s wealth of experience fits perfectly with our efforts related to all ongoing and future projects in Vacaville,” City Manager Aaron Busch said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to take on this important leadership role and we are very happy to welcome him to the Vacaville team. “

Morris holds a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and has also completed master’s classes at San Jose State University, according to the press release. She began her career as a town planner in San Mateo County and has also held town planner and senior town planner positions in the cities of San Jose and Santa Rosa, the latter also responsible for the management of the city. city ​​where she oversaw many city projects. . Morris has been in his current position at Napa for four years.

“I am honored and extremely excited to have the opportunity to serve as the director of community development in the town of Vacaville,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to joining the City team and getting to know the community and its various residents and businesses. “

Morris takes the reins from Fred Buderi, who retired as interim director of community development last month. Buderi, who was previously a town planner, was promoted to acting director in 2020 following the sacking of Barton Brierley.

Morris will oversee a department of 17 full-time and two part-time employees on planning and zoning matters as well as building permits and inspections. She will make presentations to the Vacaville municipal council and the town planning commission on these subjects and will also answer questions from members of council and commissioners as well as members of the public.


Norma P. Rex

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