Assistant Director - Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement, City of San José, CA
San José, CA
With a career in urban planning spanning over 25 years, Rosalynn Hughey has developed expertise in land use and strategic planning, neighborhood revitalization, policy development and community engagement. Rosalynn has a passion for working with a variety of partners—helping people cooperate—to create vibrant places that offer a range of amenities and services for residents of all income levels.
Appointed in December 2014, Rosalynn serves as the assistant director of the City of San José Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the department and providing professional leadership for the broad range of planning and development services, including stewarding Envision San José 2040—the City’s General Plan for a more urban future—implementing process improvements and integrating a new permitting system.
Prior to joining the City of San José, Rosalynn served for more than 14 years in the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning. As deputy director, she managed more than 20 small area plans and had oversight responsibility for citywide economic development and transportation studies and projects. Rosalynn also worked for ten years in the Office of the County Executive in Prince George’s County, Maryland, developing and managing the county’s community revitalization program.
Rosalynn is a member of the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, and an American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley Senior Fellow, Urban Innovation Network Class XXXIV.