New community development director starts job

DOWNEY – The city of Downey last week formally announced the hiring of Aldo Estrella Schindler as community development director, replacing Brian Saeki who took the city manager job in San Fernando. Schindler has spent the last five years as a community development director, most recently in Whittier where he managed the development of a 76-acre mixed use development.

He also worked for Long Beach “where he simultaneously administered two economic and redevelopment programs for redevelopment project areas that consisted of 25 square miles, and a combined budget of $70 million,” according to a city of Downey press release.

“We are excited to have Mr. Schindler join our city team and value his experience in city government, specifically his background in managing development projects such as retail centers, housing and parks,” Mayor Pro Tem Luis Marquez said in the press release.

Schindler obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University and has a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Long Beach.

He officially started in Downey on April 24.




Published: May 8, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 04