Riverside Hires New Community and Economic Development Director

Riverside has hired a new Director of Community and Economic Development.

Jennifer A. Lilley most recently served as Community and Economic Development Director of Stanton. Previously, she was a City Planner in Brea.

“She brings to the city more than 30 years of experience in economic development and planning in both the public and private sectors, including nearly eight years as the head of her own firm overseeing more than 50 professional planners serving over 60 cities throughout California,” according to a city news release.   

“Lilley is known for being a creative problem solver as evidenced by her extensive experience working on public-private partnerships, complex mixed-use developments, affordable housing, and in engaging the community on both individual projects and larger community visions. She also has experience facilitating community conversations with universities and colleges, reimagining regional malls and retail spaces, and has successfully implemented techniques to engage hard to reach audiences through the use of municipal podcasts, YouTube video series and going to stakeholders to facilitate interactive pop-up experiences.”

Lilley will earn an annual salary of $236,250.