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Director of Community Development


Susan Healy Keene, AICP

Susan Healy Keene, AICP has been Community Development Director for the City of Beverly Hills since 2009 overseeing a department that includes planning, development services, community preservation, transportation planning and rent stabilization, as well as six of the City’s eleven Commissions. Previous roles include serving as Planning Manager and Community Development Director for the City of West Hollywood and various planning positions with the cities of Santa Monica and Corte Madera, California.

Susan has earned several professional awards including the California Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planner Emeritus Network award of honor for her outstanding contribution to the planning profession and APA California.  She has also been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Beverly Hills City Council for providing exceptional customer service and recognition from the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills for Outstanding Service in Community Relations. Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is an active member of the American Planning Association.  

Susan earned a bachelors’ degree in Urban Planning and Design at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.  Her ten years of experience as an improviser and stand-up comedienne have served her well in many public settings.


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  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
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