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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Menlo Park community development director departing for new role in Redwood City

City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson announced that Community Development Director Mark Muenzer will leave his position in August to assume a similar role for the City of Redwood City.

Muenzer joined the Menlo Park staff in 2017 as the assistant community development director overseeing planning. In 2018, he was promoted to community development director leading one of the city’s largest departments, which included the Planning, Building, Housing and Economic Development divisions.

“I have been offered a wonderful opportunity in Redwood City and after careful consideration, have accepted the position. I am incredibly proud of the work we have accomplished in Menlo Park and I know this department will continue to excel because of the high-caliber talent we have in place.”

City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson accepted the resignation stating, “In a few short years, Mark Muenzer has built and led a solid team that serves our residents and business community with distinction every day. With his leadership we have been able to partner with MidPen Housing to begin redeveloping the 1300 block of Willow Road to construct 140 new units of affordable housing; we have seen tremendous progress on several other residential, commercial and mixed-use projects such as Station 1300 on El Camino Real, the Marquis by Pulte Homes on Encinal Avenue, two fantastic new hotels – the Park James and Hotel Nia, Menlo Gateway Phase II, expansion at Facebook’s newest campus and many other ongoing projects. Our staff will continue to deliver on the City Council’s vision for a vibrant, family-friendly and environmentally-sustainable community.”

Muenzer’s last day in Menlo Park will be Friday, August 9, 2019. More details about the planned transition are expected to be announced soon.

Contact: City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson
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