Irene is a seasoned local government planning professional who brings over 30 years of work experience to the Planning & Building Department. Previously, Irene served as Planning & Building Director for the City of Belvedere in Marin County for the past nine (9) plus years where she was responsible for the direct supervision of the of the departmental staff and provided support and staffing for the Planning Commission along with other boards. She was responsible for implementing all of the aspects of the City General Plan, Zoning, Architectural Review and Subdivision Ordinances, and implementing all state and federal planning and affordable housing laws, rules and regulations.
In addition to her experience in Belvedere, she also worked in local planning positions for the City of Tiburon and Petaluma as well as in the private sector providing contact municipal planning services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies/City Planning from Sonoma State University.