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Daly City names new Director of Economic and Community Development

City Manager Patricia Martel announced today that Brian Millar, AICP, has been selected as Daly City's new Economic and Community Development Director.  Millar's selection follows a rigorous recruitment effort to fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Richard Berger.

"Brian Millar is an outstanding addition to the City's professional management staff and my Executive Leadership Team," said Ms. Martel. "His background in both the public and private sectors for more than 25 years makes Brian exceptionally well qualified for his new position. His track record of high caliber performance and results delivered in planning, land use and community development activities for a variety of small and large agencies will prove to be of enormous benefit to Daly City."

Millar is leaving the position of Senior Associate and Principal with Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC), held since 2000. PMC is a company that offers a broad range of comprehensive municipal services to public agencies in the areas of urban planning, sustainability and climate change, housing and community development, environmental and conservation planning. In addition, the firm provides staffing services for public agencies for short and long term assignments in planning, housing, redevelopment, finance, and project management. Millar has provided oversight and direct contract services in support of this practice in the cities of Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fremont, Berkeley, Corte Madera and Counties of Sonoma, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Yolo, among others.

From 2004-2009, Millar also served as a Principal with the development consulting firm, Land Logistics. His work at Land Logistics provided support services to the development community in the areas of due diligence and feasibility studies, land acquisition, entitlement processing, site master planning, environmental analysis an related studies.

Millar's public sector career began in 1987 when he was hired by the City of Orinda as a Senior Planner and eventually rose to the position of Assistant Planning Director. During his tenure in Orinda, Millar was the recipient of the annual "Outstanding Public Service" award for exemplary public service and outreach efforts. Subsequently, Mr. Millar served briefly (1994-1995) in the City of Winters as the Community Development Director before being lured away by the City of Tracy to serve as the Director of Development and Engineering Services from 1995-2000.

A graduate of Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a minor in Geology, Millar also holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Geography/Environmental Planning from Oregon State University.

Mr. Millar has also achieved the designation of Certified Planner through the American Planning Association's professional institute by meeting established education and experience requirements, passing a written examination and participating in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the standards of planning practice.

"It is very gratifying to have been offered this position to serve the Daly City community," Millar stated. ''This is a unique opportunity for me to assume a new professional challenge in a community where I have a history and roots. I look forward to being a part of the City's team and working collaboratively with staff, the City Council and residents."

Brian Millar will commence his duties as Director of Economic and Community Development in Daly City effective January 9, 2012.