David Salazar, FAICP
David Salazar, a native Angelino, is the Founder and 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 colleges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State Long Beach; a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona; and a Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School, Claremont Graduate University and studied strategic management at Oxford University and Anahuac University, Mexico.
During David’s 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’s 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, California Planning Roundtable and Planners Emeritus Network. 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Centro CHA.