Yuba City, Ca.
The City Manager of Yuba City, Michael Rock, announced the appointment today of Ben Moody as Development Services Director to oversee the City’s building, development and planning, and code enforcement divisions. Moody has 13 years of experience with the City of Yuba City, serving most recently as Interim Assistant Public Works Director. He has also played a key role in assisting the Development Services Department with significant projects, including the recently adopted Bogue-Stewart Master Plan.
The appointing authority for this position, City Manager Rock commented, “Ben Moody was the clear choice. His background and experience working with the City and the community make him an excellent fit to step into this new role, and I look forward to supporting Mr. Moody in this crucial leadership position”.
Mayor Shon Harris stated, “Ben’s experience and depth of knowledge about the Yuba City community, land-use planning, and development processes will ensure continuity as the City continues to grow.”
Mr. Moody grew up in the area, attended local schools, and graduated college with a degree in Civil Engineering. Ben joined the City in 2006 as an Engineer and has held Senior Engineer, City Surveyor, Deputy Public Works Director, and Interim Assistant Public Works Director positions. He has experience related to land development, public infrastructure, public administration, and coordination with developers to determine needs and development strategy.
Ben stated, “I look forward to serving the community in this new role and to continue to work to enhance our City with a business friendly, solutions-oriented mindset.”
Recruitment for the Development Services Director position was conducted by an outside firm, Bob Murray & Associates, which specializes in executive recruitment. An extensive process including panel interviews and background investigations for leading candidates resulted in Ben Moody as the top choice for Yuba City.