Elaine Costello has more than 25 years of experience at the executive level in local government, having served as director of community development in Mountain View, South San Francisco and Belmont. She has also worked in the private sector. Elaine has focused on helping communities create innovative and effective solutions to challenging community development issues. During her tenure in Mountain View she streamlined the development review process, focusing on making development decisions timely, predictable and fair, while also producing built projects of award-winning design and planning quality. This approach facilitated a major business expansion, including the planning and design for the Google, Microsoft, Alza, Verisign and Symantec campuses.
Since leaving Mountain View, Elaine has been a professional consultant, providing high caliber professional planning services. In addition to management, planning, economic development, organizational development and negotiation expertise, Elaine’s areas of experience include facilitation, leadership development, training and community outreach.Back