Stephanie DeWolfe, MRED, Local Government Specialist and Analyst
Ms. DeWolfe is a local government leader with more than 30 years of experience crafting creative solutions to achieve community vision. She is known for driving innovative outcomes and seeking balance among diverse stakeholders. Her career spans both community development and city management, having extensive experience in both fields. She recently retired as City Manager with the City of South Pasadena, California, and previously held the positions of Deputy City Manager and Community Development Director for the City of West Hollywood. She also held a variety of titles during more than 20 years with the City of Pasadena, including Acting Assistant City Manager, Deputy Planning Director, and Assistant to the City Manager. In each position, Ms. DeWolfe focused on organizational effectiveness, communication, and community engagement as her primary tools to achieve the goals of the City Council and community. She successfully led a variety of complex public projects over the years, ranging from an award-winning Citywide organizational effectiveness program to a comprehensive general plan update, to creative economic development initiatives, to communication strategies for ballot initiatives. She also served as a commissioner on the Pasadena Planning Commission for five years, gaining valuable perspective from the role of a volunteer advisory body.
Ms. DeWolfe earned a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University, and a professional certificate in Public Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles.