Joy Forbes will transition from deputy Burbank city manager to director of community development.

Joy Forbes will transition from deputy Burbank city manager to director of community development. (City of Burbank / January 17, 2013)

Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes will take on a new role in City Hall this week as Burbank’s community development director, officials announced Wednesday.

Forbes, who spent 13 years in community development before serving in the city manager’s office, will oversee city planning, building, license and code, transportation, housing, and economic development.

“In some ways, I’m returning to my roots,” Forbes said in a statement.

She was to start her new job on Saturday.

Forbes replaces Greg Herrmann, who retired last month, and will continue her current duties as deputy city manager while Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp searches for an internal replacement, according to the city.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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