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 Sandra Liston

Sandra Liston - Planning & Building Director 

BIO - Sandra joined the Town of Yountville in 2008. She received her B.A. from the University of California and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She practiced land use law and worked in private industry development before joining local government in 2003. Sandra enjoys working with property owners, developers, and design professionals in shaping the built environment. She is happy to call the Napa Valley home.




Daniel Gordon - Planning Manager


BIO - Daniel joined the Yountville team in 2019. He earned his B.A. in English and French from Georgetown University, his M.A. of Public Affairs from the George Washington University, and his M.Phil. of Urban Planning from the University of Cambridge. Previously, Daniel worked in government relations at a mobility startup in San Francisco, as a Research Fellow at the American Planning Association, and as a Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. He is an enthusiastic proponent of sustainable living and historic preservation.




Curtis Sawyer - Assistant Planner


BIO - Curtis joined the Town of Yountville in 2016. He earned his degree in Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University in 2013. Before joining the Town of Yountville, Curtis interned for the Town of Windsor and the City of Sebastopol. Curtis enjoys fishing, camping, snowboarding, and hiking with his dog. Other interests include travel, researching sustainability, and investigating how communities around the world are implementing new strategies to better protect the environment.


Tom Trimberger - Building Inspector