City of Antioch announces hiring of new Community Development Director

Antioch City Manager Steve Duran announced today that Forrest Ebbs has accepted the position of Community Development Director for the City of Antioch. Forrest currently works for the City of Stockton as the Deputy Community Development Director. He will begin his new position in Antioch on June 1st.

Mr. Ebbs holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from the University of California at Davis and brings over 14 years of community development experience to Antioch. He worked for the cities of Watsonville, Seaside and Monterey before going to Stockton in 2012.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the professional arm of the American Planning Association, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.

Forrest has the technical knowledge and real world experience we need to continue to move Antioch forward.” said Antioch City Manager Steve Duran. “He understands the financial challenges that cities face, as well as the balance between economic development, sound planning practices, and the need to fund city infrastructure and services. He is a great addition to our team.”

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