Vacaville appoints new director of community development


VACAVILLE – The city has appointed Erin Morris as the new director of community development.

Morris will take the helm on Monday. She replaces interim director Fred Buderi, who retired in July.

Morris moved to Vacaville with 20 years of experience. Her most recent role was as Planning and Code Enforcement Manager for the City of Napa, where she had worked since 2017.

Morris began his career as a town planner in San Mateo County in 2000 and moved to the City of San Jose as a town planner and eventually a senior planner. She then moved to Santa Rosa, where she held the position of Senior Planner and later that of City Manager.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and took master’s courses in urban and regional planning at San Jose State.

“Erin’s wealth of experience fits perfectly with our efforts related to all current and future projects in Vacaville,” City Manager Aaron Busch said in a press release. “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 was selected from a large pool of applicants.

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

Morris is married to her husband Scott. They have two daughters.

The community development department employs 17 full-time and two part-time staff, with an operating budget of $ 5.1 million. Staff are responsible for coordinating long-term planning and regulating private development in the city, which includes planning, zoning, and building permits and inspections. The department also coordinates the activities of the planning commission.


Norma P. Rex

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