San Luis Obispo Hires New Planning Director

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has tapped Trevor Keith as the county’s next planning director. Final approval of his contract is scheduled for Aug. 7. He will take over the following day, overseeing a department of more than 100 people and a budget of $19 million.

Keith’s selection was unanimous and caps off an extensive recruitment process.

“Trevor’s professionalism, depth of experience, and knowledge of this community made him the obvious choice,” according to District 1 Supervisor John Peschong. “We are all looking forward to the leadership he brings to this critical role in the County.”

Keith has worked for the county for the past 11 years, most recently serving as the division manager for the County Administrative Office. Prior to joining the team in San Luis Obispo, he was involved in environmental and planning consulting.

Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in ecology and systematic biology and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is also a graduate of the Leadership San Luis Obispo Program.


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