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October 5, 2007
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New Community Development Director appointed

Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez has appointed Kyle Kollar to serve as the City’s new, permanent Community Development Director. In his new position, Kollar will oversee Planning, Building and Safety, and Code and Neighborhood Services in the fifth fastest-growing city in southern California. Kollar replaces Linda B. Guillis, who retired in June. Since her retirement, the position has been filled by an interim director, Roy E. Bruckner.

Kollar has more than 20 years of experience in Community Development. He comes to Moreno Valley from the City of Manteca, California, where he has served as Community Development Director since 2001. He started the Community Development Departments in the cities of Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Grass Valley, California, and was the founding partner and principal in a consulting firm providing land planning, civil engineering, project feasibility analysis, and entitlement procurement services to clients in southern California and the southwest United States. Kollar is also experienced in downtown revitalization and economic development.

“Kyle brings solid experience in the all of the key areas of community development and then some,” said Gutierrez. “He is a proven manager with a strong customer service focus. His experience in establishing and directing community development departments in several cities, as well as his work in the private sector, will be major assets to our Community Development Department and the City as a whole. He also has a terrific sense of humor,” Gutierrez said.

“I’m delighted to join the Moreno Valley team,” Kollar said. There are many exciting things going on in this City and I look forward to making valuable contributions to the organization and the community,” he said.

Kollar has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has completed graduate work in Urban/Regional Planning at California State University, Fresno. His first day in Moreno Valley is November 19, 2007.