City hires new Community Development Director, brings extensive experience with him to North Bend

The City of North Bend announced on August 17, 2017 that it had hired a new Community Development Director. David Miller will take over for Gina Estep who resigned in July to go to work in the private sector. Estep had been with North Bend for a decade and before that worked for the City of Snoqualmie.

The Community Development Department is responsible for city planning, building and economic development, including development review, comprehensive planning, special studies and coordinating planning with King County, state agencies and nearby cities.

Miller will also be responsible for staffing the Planning Commission, City Council committees and other appointed bodies advising the City Council.

According to a city press release, Miller’s professional experience includes 25 years working with local government in California, Washington and Oregon as a community development director and public works director. He also held positions in regional and county government.

Miller was a visiting lecturer for Arizona State University and worked with the Golden Gate University Master’s Public Administration Degree Program. David also served as Executive Director of a municipal redevelopment agency and Director of Public Works and Development Manager for joint development projects for a major transportation agency. He also has extensive private commercial development experience.

Per the release, his educational/professional background also includes: Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Design – Architecture from the University of Washington; certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association; member of the American Public Works Association; former Board Member of the California Chapter of the American Planning Board and the California Chapter of the American Planning; lecturer for APWA Management Class series for certifications.

Miller and his wife, Susanne, have four children. He is an avid blues, rock, bluegrass and jazz musician (keyboard and guitar), and enjoys swimming, mountain biking, reading and gardening.

Welcome to the Valley, David.

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