David Klug named City of Pasadena economic development director
City of Pasadena Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz named David Klug as the economic development director last week.
Klug was hired in May 2008 as senior project manager and was responsible for such special projects as the Civic Center redevelopment, including the proposed rehabilitation of the former YWCA building and the development of an affordable senior housing project. Klug also served as the liaison to the Playhouse Village Association.
“I’m grateful to Ms. Kurtz for this opportunity and feel humbled and honored to be named. I’m excited about working with my colleagues, the Pasadena business community, institutions and stakeholders that will support investment, create jobs, enhance our shopping and dining districts, and foster an innovative ecosystem,” says Klug.
Prior to joining the City of Pasadena, Klug served as a project manager for the City of West Covina and worked on the development of the former BKK landfill to attract the big league dreams sports complex and other major commercial retail tenants.
In his spare time, Klug enjoys the outdoors, especially golfing and running.
The Office of Economic Development is responsible for encouraging business investment opportunities and supporting business retention and attraction activities in Pasadena. As part of the City Manager’s Office, the Economic Development Division also works closely with the Foothill Workforce Development Board to ensure that businesses have access to qualified and employable talent.