Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CDD Bids Farewell to Hassan Haghani

In May, community stakeholders and Community Development staff bid farewell to CDD Director Hassan Haghani, as he concluded a 12-year career in Glendale and embarked upon new responsibilities with the City of Santa Ana.

Hassan Haghani was hired as Glendale's Planning Administrator in 2003, and served as the City's Director of Community Development since 2010. During this time, the has City transformed through Hassan’s vision to make Glendale a better place in which to live, work and play. Under his leadership, the Department and the City of Glendale have been recognized by many professional organizations including the American Planning Association - Los Angeles and California Chapters, the California Building Officials (CALBO), HUD, the Southern California Association of Governments and others. 

His energy and enthusiasm has bred a unique culture of teamwork and camaraderie within the Department; his absence will be felt within the entire organization. His staff wish him much success in his new endeavor as the Executive Director for the Planning & Building Agency in the City of Santa Ana. 

Economic Development Director, Philip Lanzafame has been appointed Interim Director of Community Development until a new director is named.