New Deputy COmmunity Dev Director - Melinda Denis

Melinda Denis

Melinda Denis has been named deputy director of community development and manager of the planning and permit center for the City of Pleasanton.

Denis has served as the permit center manager for the Community Development Department, working with planning and building workflows, customer service, and project coordination, since 2016. Recently, she had been serving as the interim planning manager, overseeing much of the planning division workload. In her new role, Denis will manage the planning division and continue to oversee key aspects of the permit center and code enforcement.

“Melinda has extensive private and public sector experience in architecture, planning, and community development,” said City Manager Nelson Fialho. “Her proven track record of improving workflow within the city’s planning, building, and code enforcement functions make her a natural to step into this new role.”

Prior to joining the City of Pleasanton, Denis was an assistant planner for the city of Campbell, and was an associate planner, deputy zoning administrator, and zoning administer for the City of Mountain View, where she also served as chair of the city’s development and review committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture, and a master’s degree in urban planning, both from San Jose State University.