Director of Community Services Andy Agle will retire at the end of the year
September 20, 2022 2:20 p.m.
City of Santa Monica Community Services Director Andy Agle announced today that he will be retiring from city service at the end of the year. Agle has held senior positions within the department for the past 15 years, first as Director of Housing and Economic Development (2007 – 2020), then as Director of the Community Services Department (2020 – here). A resident of Santa Monica, Agle began his 24-year tenure with the city in 1998 in the Department of Community Planning and Development.
“I started my career in local government over three decades ago because it was and is fundamental to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of people, especially those who have the most great needs,” Agle said. “I am so grateful that my time with the city has supported my passion to make a difference in the community where I live. I have been blessed to have worked with talented, dedicated and caring colleagues. Santa Monica is incredibly lucky to be supported by such passionate and knowledgeable public servants who are dedicated to enriching the experience of those of us who live here.”
During his time at the City of Santa Monica, Andy has led teams whose accomplishments include:
- Invest in the production and preservation of more than 2,000 affordable deed-restricted residences that will serve low-income Santa Monica households for generations to come.
- Acquire over 20 acres of private land that now serves or will serve as public open space, affordable housing and community facilities such as a fire hall and transit terminal.
- Developed a capital plan for the redevelopment agency that accelerated more than one hundred million dollars of investment in affordable housing, parks, and community facilities before the state phased out all redevelopment agencies redevelopment.
- Support voter review and eventual approval of the GSH measure, which created a dedicated funding stream for affordable housing following the elimination of redevelopment agencies.
- Creating innovative policies and programs such as one of California’s first local minimum wage laws and the Preserving Our Diversity program, which provides cash assistance to help vulnerable seniors meet their basic needs.
“Andy is a talented leader who has had a positive impact on many aspects of life in Santa Monica, including implementing long-term strategies around affordable housing and economic development to meet emerging community needs. with new programs like the Preserving Our Diversity program.” said City Manager David White. “We are grateful for his unwavering service and his positive, solution-oriented presence will be missed.”
Agle’s last day will be December 15.
Effective December 16, Assistant Director of Community Services Danielle Noble will become the Acting Director. Noble has been Deputy Director of Community Services since the 2020 restructuring and Deputy Director of the Community and Cultural Services Department since 2017. Previously, she served as Deputy City Manager for three years. Noble came to Santa Monica in 2005 after working in programming and development roles for nonprofit social service providers.
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