David Salazar, FAICP
AICP Planning Practitioner appointee (2019-2022)
David Salazar, a native Angelino, is currently the Executive Director for the Long Beach Community Design Center. He began his career in city planning and has a combined 29 years of facilities planning and design and construction experience in public and private universities and community college. He holds a Bachelor‚ Degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach; a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and an Executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University. During his employment with the California State University System, he held the positions of Associate Vice President for Physical Planning and Facilities Management at California State University, Long Beach; Director of Campus Planning and Development at California State University, Monterey Bay and University Facility Planner at the Chancellor‚ Office. He has also served as Director of Facilities Management at Claremont Graduate University, Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Administrative Services at San Bernardino Community College District and Chief Facilities Executive for the Los Angeles Community College District.
David is a member of the College of Fellows American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, Society of College & University Planners, and California Planning Roundtable. He served as an adjunct faculty member in the Urban and Regional Planning Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for several years. He resides in Long Beach, California with his family, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach-Los Altos YMCA and the Board of Directors for Centro CHA of Long Beach.