Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to ensure the long-term independence of the City of Newark by encouraging the development of a physically and fiscally balanced community. The department consists of three divisions, Economic Development, Planning, and Community Preservation and is committed to a timely response to inquiries and to provide accurate and complete information to our customers. Within the City organization, the department provides staff support, guidance, and coordination assistance to other departments. The Community Development Department continually strives to improve its high level of service.

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How to Reach Us

Community Development Department
37101 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

Contact Information
Telephone: (510) 578-4330
Fax: (510) 578-4265

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Office Hours 
Monday - Thursday: 
8:00AM to 12:00PM; 1:00PM to 5:00 PM

The Planning Counter will be closed every other Friday.  (Check City calendar for exact closure dates). 

On non-closed Fridays, counter hours are 8:00AM to 12:00PM; and 1:00PM to 5:00PM.

Terrence Grindall
Assistant City Manager

Art Interiano
Deputy Community Development Director

Anne Stedler
Economic Development Manager

Sofia Mangalam
Associate Planner

Sarah Bowab
Assistant Planner

Roxanne Muller
Administrative Support Specialist II

Patricia Montejano
Community Preservation Specialist

Shama Khan
Community Preservation Specialist