Berkeley Hires New Planning Director

Friday July 11, 2003

The former planning director for the city of Fremont has been appointed Berkeley’s new Interim Director of Planning. 

Dan Marks, who served as Berkeley’s manager of current planning from 1995-1996, will replace Phil Kamlarz, who took over Planning Director Carol Barrett’s position on June 6. In his year with Berkeley, Marks helped to create the city’s permit tracking system. 

“Dan Marks is an innovative public servant with superb credentials,” City Manager Weldon Rucker said, adding that Marks “maintained an excellent working relationship with members of key city boards and commissions.” 

Kamlarz will return to his position in the city manager’s office when Marks assumes his position Aug. 4. 

Marks will serve as interim director until the city manager can hire a permanent director following a recruitment effort. 

--Angela Rowen